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Foundations is a workshop series that introduces Syracuse University students to essential life-skills. Topics include: community involvement, leadership, career development, financial wellness, healthy relationships and self-care, physical health and nutrition, and information literacy. While this series is open to ALL students, undergraduate and master’s students who attend all sessions can enter a submission to win a $1,000 Foundations Scholarship.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

In order to be considered for a $1,000 scholarship you must be an undergraduate or master’s student, attend ALL sessions, and submit ONE of the following to Tracy Bauer at ttbauer@syr.edu:

  • A double-spaced essay about what you learned from at least two topical areas and how you will apply what you learned to your life (750 words maximum, in Microsoft Word or PDF format)
  • A video/vlog of 3-5 minutes discussing what you learned from at least two topical areas and how you will apply what you learned to your life (you would submit a link to the video)
  • A digital portfolio of photos and/or other creative media showing what you learned from at least two topical areas and how you will apply what you learned to your life (this option is open to your own interpretation; please let us know if you have any questions)

A selection committee will select winner(s) and notify winner(s) during the series awards session.

About Foundations

Foundations is a collaborative effort between many Syracuse University departments and schools, including The Office of Financial Literacy, Athletics, The Office of Health Promotion, and The Office of Engagement Programs, Syracuse University Athletics, and The Office of Professional and Career Development – with more partnerships to come.

If you are interested in participating or presenting as a Foundations partner, please email Mark H. Trumbo, mhtrumbo@syr.edu, with a description of your topic and session, along with at least three desired outcomes from your presentation. All participants will be reviewed and determined via committee.

Mission
To provide holistic education across key areas to prepare students for life.

Vision
A collaboration of Syracuse University campus offices to provide engaging educational opportunities for students in key life areas.

Participant Outcomes and Evaluation
1)      To improve self-efficacy.
2)      To gain baseline knowledge and resources.
3)      To increase self-awareness.
4)      To engage in and learn about being socially responsible.

Previous Scholarship Winners: 

Fall 2017: Foundations scholars

Spring 2018: Foundations scholars

Fall 2018: Foundations scholars

Spring 2019: Foundations scholars

Fall 2019: Foundations scholars