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Phanstiel Scholars Program

Louis & Howard Phanstiel with SU Students
On October 1, 2010, a historic announcement was made regarding the generous gift to Syracuse University from SU Trustee Howard (Howie) G. Phanstiel, and his wife Louise. Beginning with the 2011-2012 academic year, the Howard and Louise Phanstiel Grant will provide assistance to Syracuse University students from middle income backgrounds who are U.S. Citizens and who have demonstrated examples of academic success and community leadership.

The Phanstiel Scholars program aims to ensure that talented students with leadership potential, both in the classroom and the community, can be a part of the SU experience and earn a degree from Syracuse University. The Phanstiel Scholars will benefit financially, but also will have access to a group of mentors who will offer support and guidance in a program encompassing philanthropy, financial literacy and mentoring. This support system will develop further as the program progresses in the years to come.

To encourage a spirit of philanthropy, and also to support the academic and personal development of the Phanstiel Scholars, students will participate in three important activities associated with the grant:

  • Recipients will participate in an annual lecture that helps to promote the value of giving back to one's individual community and the community at large.
  • These students will be required to submit a one-page personal statement outlining the philanthropic efforts which they have been engaged in throughout the year.
  • Scholars will participate in SU's Financial Literacy program, to ensure that they will manage their future success and  finances.
In addition to engaging in and promoting philanthropy and altruism, Phanstiel Scholars must maintain consistent academic achievement toward their degree at a full-time level and contribute to the health and vibrancy of the Phanstiel Scholars program activities by becoming mentors for future grant recipients.

Students will be considered for this grant upon their admission to Syracuse University; no application is required.

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