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New York State College Financial Aid

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation

Statewide agency dedicated to ensuring New York’s citizens can attend postsecondary education by providing the most state-sponsored grants and other forms of financial assistance in the country.  In addition to state-funded grants and scholarships, they also provide information on college-specific awards for undergraduate and graduate studies.
Phone: 1-888-697-4372
Address: 99 Washington Avenue – Albany, New York 12255
NOTE: Program availability and details change from time to time.
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Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

Amount: Up to $5,000
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Full-time students in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need.
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: New York
Student Attends School In: New York
Contact: Applications for TAP are done via the FAFSA application.
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Part-time TAP Program

Amount: Up to $2,000
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: First time freshmen as of the 2006-2007 academic year with a minimum of 12 credits earned for each consecutive semester.  Students must attend a participating institution, demonstrate financial need, and be in satisfactory academic standing.
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: New York
Student Attends School In: New York
Contact: Applications for TAP are done via the FAFSA application.
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Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS)

Amount: Up to $2,000
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Undergraduates attending on a part-time basis with demonstrated financial need and in good academic standing.
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: New York
Student Attends School In: New York
Contact: Applications for TAP are done via the FAFSA application.
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NYS Educational Opportunity Program

Amount: Varies
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Full-time students with demonstrated financial need with special admission considerations.
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: New York
Student Attends School In: New York
Contact: Your school’s financial aid office.
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Flight 3407 Memorial Scholarships

Amount: Full tuition and fees
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Full-time students who are the children or spouses of those killed via the crash of Continental Airlines Flight 3407 in Clarence, New York on February 12, 2009.
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Any
Student Attends School In: New York
Contact: Scholarship Unit of New York State HESC at 1-888-697-4372
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Flight 587 Memorial Scholarships

Amount: Full tuition and fees
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Full-time students who are the children or spouses of those killed via the crash of American Airlines Flight 587’s crash in the Belle Harbor neighborhood of Queens, New York on the morning of November 12, 2001.
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Any
Student Attends School In: New York
Contact: Scholarship Unit of New York State HESC at 1-888-697-4372
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Military Service Recognition Scholarship (MSRS)

Amount: Full tuition and fees
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Full-time students who are the children or spouses of New York citizens who served in the armed services August 2, 1990 or after and who were killed or severely to permanently disabled as a result of military duties.
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Any
Student Attends School In: New York
Contact: Scholarship Unit of New York State HESC at 1-888-697-4372
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NYS Math and Science Teaching Incentive Scholarships

Amount: Full tuition and fees
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Full-time undergraduate or graduate students who agree to serve five years after graduation as secondary math or science teachers (grades 7-12) in the state of New York.
Majors/Fields of Study: Math Education, Science Education
Residency: Any
Student Attends School In: New York
Contact: Scholarship Unit of New York State HESC at 1-888-697-4372
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NYS Memorial Scholarships

Amount: Full tuition and fees
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Full-time students who are the children or spouses of individuals who died serving the State of New York as firefighters, volunteer firefighters, police officers, peace officers, correction officers or emergency medical service workers.
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Any
Student Attends School In: New York
Contact: Scholarship Unit of New York State HESC at 1-888-697-4372
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NYS Scholarships for Academic Excellence

Amount: Up to $1,500
Awards per Year: 8,000
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Full-time undergraduate students in good academic standing.
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: New York
Student Attends School In: New York
Contact: Your high school guidance counselor or Scholarship Unit of New York State HESC at 1-888-697-4372
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NYS World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Full tuition and fees
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Full-time students who were, or are the children or spouses of an individual, killed or severely and permanently disabled as a result of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks at the World Trade Center site, at the Pentagon, or on flights 11, 77, 93, or 175 including any subsequent rescue or recovery operations.
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Any
Student Attends School In: New York
Contact: Scholarship Unit of New York State HESC at 1-888-697-4372
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Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship Program

Amount: Full tuition
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Full-time registered professional nurses enrolling in graduate school in order to become nursing adjunct faculty and who agree to serve four years upon graduation as nursing faculty in the State of New York.
Majors/Fields of Study: Nursing Education
Residency: New York
Student Attends School In: New York
Contact: Scholarship Unit of New York State HESC at 1-888-697-4372
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NYS Aid to Native Americans

Amount: Up to $2,000
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Students who are, or the children of, enrolled members of a New York State tribe.
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: New York
Student Attends School In: New York
Contact: Native American Education Unit, NYS Education Department – Room 461 EBA – Albany, New York 12234.
Phone: (518) 474-0537
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NYS Regents Awards for Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans

Amount: $450
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Students who are the children of New York State residents who served in the U.S. Armed Forces who were killed, suffered 40% or more disability, classified as missing in action or prisoners of war during specified periods of war; Students whose parent(s) served in specified operation periods to Lebanon, Grenada, or Panama and received the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, or the Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal; Students born with spina bifida whose parent served in Vietnam at any time from 12/22/61 – 05/07/75.
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: Any
Student Attends School In: New York
Contact: Scholarship Unit of New York State HESC at 1-888-697-4372
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Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

Amount: Up to $5,550
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Non-Renewable
Award Is Open To: Anyone who completed their contract of service with AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps VISTA, or AmeriCorps NCCC
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: New York
Student Attends School In: United States
Contact: NYS Office for National and Community Service, Office of Children & Family Services – 52 Washington St. – Rensselaer, NY 12144
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Veterans Tuition Awards

Amount: Full tuition
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Undergraduate or graduate students who are veterans attending a postsecondary institution on a part-time or full-time basis.
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: New York
Student Attends School In: New York
Contact: Scholarship Unit of New York State HESC at 1-888-697-4372.
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New York State Education Department

Organization that is part of the University of the State of New York (USNY) which provides funding and information for all levels of education from pre-school through graduate level studies, making education accessible and affordable for all New York citizens.
Phone: (518) 474-3852
Address: 89 Washington Avenue – Albany, New York 12234
NOTE: Program availability and details change from time to time.
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Regents Physician Loan Forgiveness Award Program

Amount: Up to $10,000
Awards per Year: 80
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Licensed medical physicians who have already completed or will complete their final year of a professional residency program the first year of award.   Recipients must agree to work in the state of New York in an area with a shortage of physicians for a minimum of 2 years.
Majors/Fields of Study: Medicine, Dentistry, Psychiatry
Residency: New York
Student Attends School In: New York
Contact: PreCollegiate Preparation Programs and Scholarships Unit, New York State Education Department – Room 967, Education Building Addition – Albany, NY 12234. Phone: (518) 486-5202
E-mail: [email protected]
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Marge Tierney Memorial Scholarship

Amount: Up to $1,000
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Graduate students enrolled in the selected area of study with a preference given to individuals with disabilities.
Majors/Fields of Study: Rehabilitation Counseling
Residency: New York
Student Attends School In: United States
Contact: The Marge Tierney Scholarship Fund, c/o Deputy Commissioner of ACCES – One Commerce Plaza, Room 1606 – Albany, NY 12234
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New York State Senate

Branch of New York State government that provides annual undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate fellowships for anyone interested in journalism or political science.
Phone: (518) 455-2611
Address: Senate Office of Student Programs, Legislative Office Building, Suite 1426, Albany, NY 12247
Email: [email protected]
NOTE: Program availability and details change from time to time.
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Legislative Fellowship Program

Amount: $33,000 Stipend
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is: Renewable
Award Is Open To: Graduate students enrolled at a university during previous fall and spring semesters directly prior to start of fellowship.
Majors/Fields of Study: Any Majors
Residency: New York
Student Attends School In: New York
Contact: Nicholas J. Parrella, M.A., Director – NYS Senate Office of Student Programs, Legislative Office Building, #1426, Albany, NY 12247.  Phone: (518) 455-2611 Fax: (518) 426-6827.  E-mail: [email protected]gov
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Richard J. Roth Journalism Fellowship

Amount: $33,000 Stipend
Awards per Year: 1
The Award Is: Non-Renewable
Award Is Open To: Graduate students interested in pursuing or already pursuing a career in communications, journalism, and/or public relations.  Students must be or have been enrolled at a university during previous fall and spring semesters directly prior to start of fellowship.
Majors/Fields of Study: Any Majors
Residency: New York
Student Attends School In: New York
Contact: Nicholas J. Parrella, M.A., Director – NYS Senate Office of Student Programs, Legislative Office Building, #1426, Albany, NY 12247.  Phone: (518) 455-2611 Fax: (518) 426-6827.  E-mail: [email protected]
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Richard A. Wiebe Public Service Fellowship

Amount: $33,000 Stipend
Awards per Year: 1
The Award Is: Non-Renewable
Award Is Open To: Graduate students interested in public service.  Students must be or have been enrolled at a university during previous fall and spring semesters directly prior to start of fellowship.
Majors/Fields of Study: Any Majors
Residency: New York
Student Attends School In: New York
Contact: Nicholas J. Parrella, M.A., Director – NYS Senate Office of Student Programs, Legislative Office Building, #1426, Albany, NY 12247.  Phone: (518) 455-2611 Fax: (518) 426-6827.  E-mail: [email protected]
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James L. Biggane Fellowship in Finance

Amount: $33,000 Stipend
Awards per Year: 1
The Award Is: Non-Renewable
Award Is Open To: Current or former graduate students interested in public policy and finance.  Students do not need to currently be enrolled at university, but must have previous graduate level education.  Mid-career level applicants are accepted.
Majors/Fields of Study: Any Majors
Residency: New York
Student Attends School In: New York
Contact: Nicholas J. Parrella, M.A., Director – NYS Senate Office of Student Programs, Legislative Office Building, #1426, Albany, NY 12247.  Phone: (518) 455-2611 Fax: (518) 426-6827.  E-mail: [email protected]
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Undergraduate Session Assistants Program

Amount: $4,140 Stipend
Awards per Year: Varies
The Award Is:
Non-Renewable
Award Is Open To: Undergraduate students, typically junior and seniors although exceptional sophomores have been accepted previously, with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
Majors/Fields of Study: All Majors
Residency: New York
Student Attends School In: New York
Contact: Nicholas J. Parrella, M.A., Director – NYS Senate Office of Student Programs, Legislative Office Building, #1426, Albany, NY 12247.  Phone: (518) 455-2611 Fax: (518) 426-6827.  E-mail: [email protected]
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