Haudenosaunee Promise

Syracuse University has extended The Haudenosaunee Promise scholarship program to include Syracuse University’s Project Advance program.

The Promise seeks to make the rich educational experiences and opportunities of Project Advance available to qualified Haudenosaunee high school students. The Promise expresses SU’s gratitude and appreciation for the historical, political, and cultural legacies of the Haudenosaunee and honors the continually growing relationship between us.


Qualified high school students receive financial assistance of 80% to enroll in SU courses offered through Project Advance*.

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a high school student with senior standing.
  • Be a certified citizen of one of the Haudenosaunee nations (Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, or Tuscarora).
  • Reside on one of the Haudenosaunee nation territories listed below for a minimum of three years prior to and during enrollment in SU courses through Project Advance.
  • File for financial aid by published deadlines. You do not need to be a citizen of the US or Canada to be eligible for the Promise.
  • Download a Haudenosaunee Promise Application

Eligible Haudenosaunee Territories

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

About Project Advance

Project Advance is a premier cooperative partnership linking Syracuse University (SU) with secondary schools.

Through this partnership, high schools can offer qualified seniors the opportunity to enroll in SU courses for college credit. Teachers who qualify through SUPA as SU adjunct instructors teach enhanced concurrent enrollment university courses in high schools during the school day.

  • Project Advance offers 35 SU courses from 24 academic disciplines, with new courses added annually.
  • More than 9,000 students in more than 200 high schools across six states annually enroll in SU courses through Project Advance.
  • More than 878 high school teachers are certified as adjunct SU instructors.
  • Project Advance is accredited through the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships.

For More Information

For more information on the Haudenosaunee Promise at Syracuse University, e-mail Tammy Bluewolf-Kennedy or call the SU Office of Admissions at 315.443.4844.

*NOTE: If you are no longer a high school student and plan to enroll at SU, you should contact Tammy Bluewolf-Kennedy.

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