WHERE WE WORK

After creating cohort chapters in Philadelphia; Cambridge, MA; Hartford, CT and Harlem, Say Yes began to offer its services to every public high school student across communities. The first Say Yes community-wide chapters were in the New York cities of Syracuse (since 2008) and Buffalo (2012).

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Where We Work

States With Private College Partners

Community Chapters

Cohort Chapters

Maine

  • Bates College
  • Bowdoin College
    Bowdoin College

    Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs – for example, room and board, and/or books. Bowdoin will treat the Say Yes Choice Grant as an outside scholarship that will first be applied to reduce any work in the student’s financial aid package. Contact Bowdoin for details.

  • Colby College

North Carolina

  • Bennett College
  • Davidson College
    Davidson College

    Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs – for example, room and board, and/or books. Contact Davidson for further details.

  • Duke University
    Duke University

    May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books. Duke will consider family assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards.  Contact Duke for details.

  • Greensboro College
  • Guilford College
  • Laurel University
  • Salem College
    Salem College

    Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. Contact Salem for details.

Massachusetts

  • Boston University
    Boston University

    Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards.

  • Harvard University
    Harvard University

    May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books.  Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. Contact Harvard for details.

  • Lesley University
    Lesley University

    1 Say Yes Scholarship available yearly.  Contact Lesley for details.

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Northeastern University
  • Smith College
  • Springfield College
  • Tufts University
    Tufts University

    Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. Contact Tufts for details.

  • Wellesley College
    Wellesley College

    May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs – for example, room and board, and/or books. Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. Contact Wellesley for details.

  • Williams College

Rhode Island

New York

  • Bryant & Stratton College
    Bryant & Stratton College

    Limited Local Partner. Say Yes Buffalo: Buffalo, Southtowns, or Amherst campuses. Say Yes Syracuse: Syracuse campus.

  • Canisius College
    Canisius College

    10 Say Yes Buffalo scholarships available yearly. Contact Canisius for details.

  • Clarkson University
    Clarkson University

    Limited Local Partner. Say Buffalo and Say Yes Syracuse: May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books.  Contact Clarkson for details.

  • Colgate University
    Colgate University

    Transfer students not eligible. Colgate will consider family assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards.

  • Columbia University
  • Cooper Union
    Cooper Union

    Tuition scholarship for students from any family income.

  • Cornell University
    Cornell University

    Cornell will consider family assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books.  Contact Cornell for details.

  • Crouse Hospital College of Nursing
    Crouse Hospital College of Nursing

    Limited Local Partner. Say Yes Buffalo and Say Yes Syracuse: At least 2 Say Yes scholarships available annually.

  • D’Youville College
    D’Youville College

    Limited Local Partner. Say Yes Buffalo and Say Yes Syracuse: A total of 10 Say Yes Scholarships available annually.

  • Daemen College
    Daemen College

    Limited Local Partner. Say Yes Buffalo: Three Say Yes Buffalo Scholarships available annually. Contact Daemen for details.

  • Hamilton College
  • Hilbert College
    Hilbert College

    Limited Local Partner: One Say Yes Buffalo Scholarship available annually.

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges
    Hobart and William Smith Colleges

    Limited Local Partner. Say Yes Syracuse.

  • Houghton College
    Houghton College

    Limited Local Partner. At least 3 Say Yes Buffalo Scholarships available annually, at either Buffalo or Genesee Valley campuses. Contact Houghton for details.

  • Ithaca College
  • LeMoyne College
    LeMoyne College

    Limited Local Partner. Say Yes Syracuse: Ten Say Yes Scholarships available annually.

  • Marist College
  • Medaille College
  • Molloy College
  • Monroe College
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • Niagara University
    Niagara University

    Limited Local Partner. Say Yes Buffalo: 3 Say Yes Scholarships available annually.  Contact Niagara for details.

  • Paul Smith’s College
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
    Rochester Institute of Technology

    Limited Local Partner. Say Yes Buffalo: 10 Say Yes Scholarships available annually. Say Yes Syracuse: No limit on number of available Say Yes Scholarships.

  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • St. Bonaventure University
    St. Bonaventure University

    Limited Local Partner. Say Yes Buffalo and Say Yes Syracuse: 4 Say Yes Scholarships available annually. Contact St. Bonaventure for details.

  • St. Joseph’s College of Nursing
    St. Joseph’s College of Nursing

    Limited Local Partner. Say Yes Buffalo and Say Yes Syracuse: 2 Say Yes Scholarships available annually.

  • Syracuse University
    Syracuse University

    Tuition scholarships available to Say Yes Buffalo Scholars with annual family income below $100,000, and to Say Yes Syracuse Scholars regardless of family income.

  • Trocaire College
    Trocaire College

    Limited Local Partner. Twelve Say Yes Buffalo Scholarships available annually. Contact Trocaire for details.

  • Union College
    Union College

    Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. Contact Union for details.

  • University of Rochester
    University of Rochester

    Tuition scholarships available to students with family incomes below $100,000/year.

  • Vassar College
  • Villa Maria College
    Villa Maria College

    Limited Local Partner. Say Yes Buffalo.

California

Minnesota

  • Carleton College
    Carleton College

    May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs – for example, room and board, and/or books. Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. Contact Carleton for details.

Colorado

  • Colorado College
    Colorado College

    Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs – for example, room and board, and/or books. Contact Colorado College for details.

New Hampshire

  • Dartmouth College
    Dartmouth College

    Tuition scholarships available to students with family incomes below $100,000/year. May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books. Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. Contact Dartmouth for details.

New Jersey

Pennsylvania

  • Drexel University
    Drexel University

    5 Say Yes Scholarships available yearly. Contact Drexel for details.

  • Franklin & Marshall College
    Franklin & Marshall College

    Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs – for example, room and board, and/or books. Contact Franklin & Marshall for details.

  • Lehigh University
  • Lycoming College
    Lycoming College

    Will consider family assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. Contact Lycoming for details.

  • Muhlenberg College
  • Swarthmore College
    Swarthmore College

    May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books.  Swarthmore will consider family assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards.  Contact Swarthmore for details.

  • University of Pennsylvania

Washington DC

Connecticut

  • Goodwin College
  • Trinity College
  • Wesleyan University
    Wesleyan University

    Will consider family and other assets in addition to total family income to determine eligibility for Say Yes Awards. May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs – for example, room and board, and/or books. Contact Wesleyan for details.

  • Yale University

Illinois

Tennessee

  • Rhodes College
    Rhodes College

    May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books.  Contact Rhodes for details.

  • Sewanee – University of the South
    Sewanee – University of the South

    May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books.  Contact Sewanee for details.

  • Vanderbilt University
    Vanderbilt University

    May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books.  Contact Vanderbilt for details.

Texas

  • Rice University
    Rice University

    May provide financial aid packages that cover more than just tuition costs, for example, room and board, and/or books.  Contact Rice for details.

  • Texas Christian University

Community-wide Chapters

Buffalo

Founded in 2012 in New York's second-largest city, the Say Yes Buffalo partnership provides more than 40,000 students in the city’s public and charter schools with access to college or other post-secondary scholarships.

Syracuse

The first Say Yes community-wide chapter was launched in the upstate New York City of Syracuse in 2008. It currently provides services and scholarships to nearly 20,000 public school students and their families.

Cohort Chapters

Philadelphia

Between 1987 and 2000, Say Yes founded three cohort chapters in Philadelphia. Most of those in the most recent cohort have graduated from high school and are currently enrolled in college.

Hartford

Say Yes National has a relationship with a small, public International Baccalaureate school in Hartford, CT: Global Communications Academy. It is scheduled to graduate its first class in Spring 2016.

NYC Harlem

The New York City Harlem Chapter launched in 2004 with more than 300 students at five elementary schools. In Fall 2015, most will be sophomores or juniors at 1 of 60 NYC public high schools.

Legacy Chapters

Among the earliest Say Yes Cohort Chapters were two in Philadelphia (the Belmont Program, 1987; Jane & Robert Toll, 1990) one in Hartford (1990) and one in Cambridge (1990).

MEET OUR SCHOLAR

LARISA PECHENYY
Syracuse, NY

Contact Us

Are you inspired by the goals and approach of Say Yes? We invite you to reach out to the Say Yes National office or to a Say Yes chapter, to learn more about how you can get involved.