About the Scholarship

The New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence is awarded by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation, an educational aid agency for the students of New York.

The New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence rewards applicants on the basis of their educational qualifications and records. The main subjects taken into consideration include - English, Global Studies, History, Maths, and Science.


How to Apply?

In order to be considered for the New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence, the students need to be nominated by their respective high school guidance counselor.

To receive the scholarship reward, the student must submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the official website of HESC on or before the due date. 


Scholarship Amount

The reward amount provided by the New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence amounts to $1500 each year

The rewards go out to around 8000 eligible applicants and are renewable for an additional 5 years.


Deadline Information

To receive the scholarship reward, the student must submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the official website of HESC on or before the due date of June 30, 2020


Eligibility Criteria

The students need to consider the following eligibility requirements to apply for the New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence:

  • Be a high school senior at the time of application.
  • Have U.S. citizenship or non-citizen eligibility.
  • Be matriculated in an approved undergraduate program of study in a New York State postsecondary institution.
  • Enrollment as a full-time student.
  • Graduation from a New York state high school.

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