The Haudenosaunee Promise Scholarship was established to recognize Syracuse University’s gratitude and appreciation for the historical, political, and cultural legacies of the Haudenosaunee, and to honor the bond that has developed between them. Qualified students receive financial assistance equal to the cost of tuition and mandatory fees for each year of part-time undergraduate study. You can reach the Haudenosaunee Promise application here.

Who is Eligible?

Native American students who are admitted, qualified, first-year, or transfer students, studying part-time at UC and who meet the following requirements:

  • be an admitted first-year or transfer student
  • be a certified citizen of one of the historic Haudenosaunee nations (Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, or Tuscarora)
  • have resided on one of the qualified Haudenosaunee nation territories listed below for a minimum of four years prior to and during enrollment at Syracuse University
  • be pursuing a first bachelor’s degree
  • apply for financial aid by published deadlines
  • maintain part-time academic status (1-11 credits per semester) and meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards of the University

Qualified Haudenosaunee Territories

  • Akwesasne Mohawk
  • Kanatsiohareke Mohawk
  • Ganienke Mohawk
  • Kahnawake Mohawk
  • Kanesatake Mohawk
  • Tyendinaga Mohawk
  • Tonawanda Seneca
  • Six Nations (Canada)
  • Oneida
  • Oneida of the Thames (Ontario)
  • Onondaga
  • Allegany Seneca
  • Cattaraugus Seneca
  • Oil Spring Seneca
  • Tuscarora

Questions about Financial Aid?