NYS Scholarships for Academic Excellence

Who Is Eligible:

Have graduated from high school

Study full time and be matriculated in an approved undergraduate program of study in a New York State post secondary institution

Be in good academic standing
Not be in default on any guaranteed student loan administered by HESC.

Be U.S. citizens or qualifying non-citizens

Be New York State residents


The scholarship must be used within seven years commencing with the first academic year for which the scholarship was awarded. During this period, students are entitled to payment for up to four years of full-time study, or five years if enrolled in a bachelor degree program approved as a program normally requiring five years of study.

The scholarship will be revoked if the student begins study at an out-of-state institution.

Deadline: Rolling
Amount: Up to $1,500
How to apply:

See your high school guidance counselor at your high school. You may also visit: NYS Scholarships for Academic Excellence for additional information