NY Military Service Recognition Scholarship (MSRS) – Spouses/Dependents

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Amount
Awarded

$22,487

Awarded

Application Deadline

June 30

Tuesday
Awarded By:

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Approximately 20 awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a legal U.S. resident.
  3. Must be the child, spouse, or financial dependent of a member of the armed forces of the United States or state organized militia who provided eligible military service on or after Aug 2, 1990, and who: died or became severely and permanently disabled as a result of injury or illness suffered or incurred; or are classified as missing in action in a combat theater or combat zone of operations; or who died as a result of injuries incurred in these designated areas; or who died or became severely and permanently disabled as result of injury or illness suffered or incurred during military training operations in preparation for duty in a combat theater or combat zone of operations.
  4. Must plan to study at an approved postsecondary institution in the state of New York.
  5. Must be a high school graduate or older.
  6. Must enroll full-time, 12 or more credits per semester.
  7. The be a resident of New York.

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

Description: This award is available to U.S. undergraduate students who are children, spouses and financial dependents of members of the armed forces of the United States or state organized militia who, at any time on or after Aug. 2, 1990, while New York State residents, died or became severely and permanently disabled while engaged in hostilities or training for hostilities. Students must be attending or planning to attend an eligible postsecondary institution in New York.

Application requirements for the NY Military Service Recognition Scholarship (MSRS) – Spouses/Dependents are:

  • FAFSA
  • Application form
  • TAP app./Payment form
Additional Information: The Military Service Recognition Scholarship (MSRS) provides financial aid to children, spouses and financial dependents of members of the armed forces of the United States or state organized militia who, at any time on or after Aug. 2, 1990, while New York State residents, died or became severely and permanently disabled while engaged in hostilities or training for hostilities. Eligible students must be matriculated in an approved program of study and be in good academic standing and not be in default on a student loan guaranteed by HESC or on any repayment of state awards.

Award Amount: The total award for on-campus students, based on the 2015-16 academic year, is $22,487; the maximum total annual award for commuter students for the 2015-16 academic year is $15,037. The award covers up to four years of full-time undergraduate study (or five years in an approved five-year bachelor's degree program). Receipt of other grants and scholarships may reduce the MSRS award. The total of all aid received cannot be greater than the student's Title IV cost of attendance.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $22,487.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, June 30

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, June 30

Applications are available online from the New York State Higher Education Service Corporation (HESC) website. To apply, the student must first complete the Military Service Recognition Scholarship Web Supplement. Be sure to print the Web Supplement confirmation, sign it, and submit it, along with the required documentation, according to the instructions. Once the application is submitted and eligibility is established, New York State resident students must request payment by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) on the Web application. FAFSA and TAP applications and instructions are available at www.HESC.org. Students who are not residents of New York State must contact the HESC Scholarship Unit at 1-888-697-4372 to request a scholarship and grant Payment Application. The FAFSA and TAP must be completed as soon as possible after January 1st and before June 30 of the academic year for which for which aid is sought.
Contact: Paul Deecher
Address: 99 Washington Ave. Albany, New York 12255

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