Many students long to attend a college or university in the Big Apple. The allure of city life, the plethora of professional opportunities, and the amazing quality of colleges make NY an appealing location to study. NY has a number of scholarships available to students, regardless of whether a student plans to study in the big city or the beautiful countryside. See below for a list of scholarships that are available to NY students:
NYS World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship: this award provides funding to children and spouses of individuals who were killed in the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks. Survivors of the attack are also eligible to apply. The amount provided may cover up to the full cost of tuition at an in-state college or university. Students also receive funding for books, room and board, and transportation. The maximum amount of the award is $22,487. Additional information can be found here: https://www.hesc.ny.gov/pay-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid/nys-grants-scholarships-awards/nys-world-trade-center-memorial-scholarship.html.
NYS Math & Science Teaching Incentive Scholarship: This award was developed to increase the number of science and math teachers in NY State middle and high schools. Students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are eligible for this award, provided that they agree to teach for five years in a NYS school. In order to be eligible, students must attend a college in NYS, hold at least a 2.5 grade point average, agree to a service contract, and be a U.S. citizen. Students may receive up to $6,495 per year. Additional information about this award can be found here: https://www.hesc.ny.gov/pay-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid/nys-grants-scholarships-awards/nys-math-and-science-teaching-incentive-scholarships.html.
Flight 3407 Memorial Scholarship: This award provides funding to children and spouses of people who were killed when Flight 3407 crashed in NY. Eligible family members may receive up to $22,487 to cover the cost of tuition, books, transportation, and room and board. Additional information about applying for this award can be found at this website: https://www.hesc.ny.gov/pay-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid/nys-grants-scholarships-awards/flight-3407-memorial-scholarship.html.
NY Part-time Tuition Assistance Program: This award is open to students who are first-time freshmen college students, have at least a “C” average, and who have earned at least 24 credits. Students must be residents of both the U.S. and NY. In addition, only students who are enrolled for somewhere between 6 to 12 credits may receive the award. Additional information can be found at this website: https://www.hesc.ny.gov/pay-for-college/apply-for-financial-aid/nys-tap/part-time-tap.html.
NYS Aid to Native Americans: Eligible students may receive up to $2,000 per year. The award can be renewed up to four additional years. Students must be members of a New York State Native American tribe. Students in eligible two-, four-, and five- year programs are eligible. Additional information can be found at this website: https://www.hesc.ny.gov/pay-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid/nys-grants-scholarships-awards/nys-aid-to-native-americans.html.
Senator Patricia K. McGeee Nursing Faculty Scholarship Program: this award aims to enhance the number of faculty who teach nursing to students in the state of New York. In order to be eligible, students must be NY residents, be a professionally licensed NY State nurse, enroll in an eligible master’s program, and agree to a service requirement. Additional criteria and application information can be found at this link: https://www.hesc.ny.gov/pay-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid/nys-grants-scholarships-awards/senator-patricia-k-mcgee-nursing-faculty-scholarship-program.html.