New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence

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Amount
Awarded

$7,500

Awarded

Application Deadline

June 30

Tuesday
Awarded By:

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Up to 8,000 scholarships may be awarded each year.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  3. Must graduate from a New York state high school.
  4. Must be matriculated in an approved undergraduate program of study in a New York State postsecondary institution.
  5. Must enroll as a full time student.
  6. Must be a high school senior at time of application.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available to New York high school seniors who are planning to study in an approved undergraduate program of study in a New York State postsecondary institution. The student must demonstrate outstanding academic achievements and be ranked among in the top percentiles of the graduating high school class.

Application requirements for the New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence are:

  • Application form
  • Nomination
  • TAP application
Additional Information: Scholarships for Academic Excellence are awarded to outstanding graduates from registered New York State high schools. Award selection is based on the student's academic profile as determined by state exams. The award calculation is based on the ratio of total students graduating from each high school in New York State as compared to the total number of students who graduated during the prior school year. Each scholarship winner will be selected by his/her high school based on academic excellence as measured by scores on Regents examinations taken prior to his/her senior year. The five subject areas are the following: comprehensive English, global studies, U.S. history/government, mathematics, and science. Non-public schools not offering the Regents examinations in these subject areas may base awards on rank in class.

Award Amount: Up to $1,500 per year for up to five years of undergraduate study in New York State.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $7,500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Additional information about this award is available from the New York State Higher Education Service Corporation (HESC) website. Students do not apply for this award directly. Eligible students must be nominated by his/her high school guidance counselor. Students must contact his/her guidance counselor for additional information on how to qualify. The State Education Department will notify the students who have been nominated by their high schools to receive the scholarship. To receive payment of the scholarship, the student must submit an application for payment to HESC by June 30 of each year for which assistance is sought. Application for payment is made by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the TAP on the Web application. FAFSA and TAP applications and instructions are available at www.hesc.org.
Contact: Paul Deecher
Address: 99 Washington Ave. Albany, New York 12255

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