NY Flight 3407 Memorial Scholarships

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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 25 awards are given each year.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program.
  2. Must be a legal U.S. resident.
  3. Must enroll full-time (12 or more credits per semester).
  4. Must attend an approved postsecondary institution in New York State.
  5. This award is for U.S. students.
  6. Must be the child, spouse, or financial dependent of someone who died as a direct result of the Continental Airlines Flight 3407 crash in Clarence, New York on February 12, 2009.

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

Description: This award is for U.S. students who are children, spouses and financial dependents of individuals killed as a direct result of the crash of Continental Airlines Flight 3407 in Clarence, New York on February 12, 2009. Students must be attending or planning to attend an eligible postsecondary institution in New York.

Application requirements for the NY Flight 3407 Memorial Scholarships are:

  • FAFSA
  • Application form
  • TAP app./Payment form
Additional Information: Flight 3407 Memorial Scholarships provide financial aid to children, spouses and financial dependents of individuals killed as a direct result of the crash of Continental Airlines Flight 3407 in Clarence, New York on February 12, 2009. This program will help families who lost loved ones cover the cost of attending college in New York State. 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: Flight 3407 Memorial Scholarships provide funds to help meet the cost of attending college. The award covers up to four years of full-time undergraduate study (or five years in an approved five-year bachelor's degree program). Based on the 2015-16 academic year, the maximum total annual award for students living on campus is $22,487; the maximum total annual award for total annual award for commuter students is $15,037. Receipt of other grants and scholarships may reduce the 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 from the New York State Higher Education Service Corporation (HESC) website. To apply, the student must first complete the Flight 3407 Memorial Scholarship 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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