New York State - Higher Education Services Corporation
State Grant Opportunities
- Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) - The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), New York's most extensive grant program, helps eligible New York residents attending in-state postsecondary institutions pay for tuition. TAP grants are based on the applicant's and their family's New York State taxable income.
- Part-time TAP - Part-time TAP helps eligible New York residents attending in-state postsecondary institutions on a part-time basis pay for tuition.
- NYS Aid for Part-time Study - The NYS Aid for Part-time Study (APTS) program grants eligible part-time students enrolled in approved undergraduate studies.
- According to state guidelines, NYS Educational Opportunity Program - The Educational Opportunity Program assists NYS residents who are academically and financially disadvantaged. Learn more by visiting the Opportunity Program admissions office at your college of choice.
- The program covers tuition for eligible SUNY and CUNY students. For the 2021-22 academic year, families who earned $125,000 or less in the tax year 2019 are eligible to apply.
Enhanced Tuition Awards
- This program enables students attending private colleges to receive financial assistance to complete their college degrees. The program provides a maximum award of $3,000, requires private colleges to offer a match, and freezes student tuition for the duration of the award – maximizing the financial benefit to the student.
New York State Part-time Scholarship (PTS) Award
- The New York State Part-Time Scholarship Award Program provides scholarship awards to students who attend a SUNY or CUNY Community College part-time and maintain a 2.0 GPA. Students can receive $1,500 per semester for up to 2 years.
NYS Child Welfare Worker Incentive Scholarship Program
- The NYS Child Welfare Worker Incentive Scholarship Program grants awards for child welfare workers employed at voluntary, not-for-profit child welfare agencies licensed by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). Recipients must agree to live in NYS and work at a voluntary, not-for-profit child welfare agency licensed by OCFS five years after graduation. They can use the award to get an associate's, bachelor's, or graduate degree for not more than two years, four years, and two years, respectively.
NYS Scholarships for Academic Excellence
- It is awarded to outstanding graduates from registered New York State high schools. Awards are based on student grades in specific Regents exams. For up to five years of undergraduate study in New York State.
New York State Achievement and Investment in Merit Scholarship (NY-AIMS)
- The New York State Achievement and Investment in Merit Scholarship (NY-AIMS) provides high school graduates who excel academically with $500 in merit-based scholarships to support their cost of attendance at any college or university located in New York State.
NYS Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program
- The NYS STEM Incentive Program provides awards for full-time study up to the annual tuition charged to NYS resident students attending an undergraduate program at the State University of New York (SUNY). If available for the top 10 percent of students in each New York State high school if they pursue a STEM degree in associates or bachelor degree program and agree to work in a STEM field in New York State for five years after graduation.
NYS Math and Science Teaching Incentive Scholarship
- Provides grants to eligible full-time undergraduate or graduate students in approved programs that lead to math or science teaching careers in secondary education.
NYS World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship
- Guarantees access to a college education for the families and financial dependents of the victims who died or were severely and permanently disabled in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the resulting rescue and recovery efforts.
NYS Masters-in-Education Teacher Incentive Scholarship
- The New York State Masters-in-Education Teacher Incentive Scholarship Program provides 500 top undergraduate students total graduate tuition awards annually to pursue their Masters in Education at a SUNY or CUNY college or university.
- To be eligible, a student must be enrolled full-time in a master's degree in an education program and agree to teach in an NYS public elementary or secondary school for five years following completing their degree.
Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship
- The Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship program seeks to increase educators and adjunct clinical faculty teaching nursing education in New York State.
Military Enhanced Recognition Incentive and Tribute - MERIT Scholarship
- Provides financial aid to children, spouses, and financial dependents of members of the United States Armed Forces or state-organized militia who, at any time on or after August 2, 1990, while New York State residents, died or became severely and permanently disabled while performing their military duties, whether in combat or not.
Flight 3407 Memorial Scholarship
- Provides financial aid to children, spouses, and financial dependents of individuals killed due to the crash of Continental Airlines Flight 3407 on February 12, 2009.
American Airlines Flight 587 Memorial Scholarship
- For the families and financial dependents of victims of the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 on November 12, 2001.
NYS Memorial Scholarship for Families of Deceased Firefighters, Volunteer Firefighters, Police Officers, Peace Officers, and Emergency Medical Service Workers
- Provides financial aid to children, spouses, and financial dependents of deceased firefighters, volunteer firefighters, police officers, peace officers, and emergency medical service workers who have died due to injuries sustained in the line of duty in service to the State of New York. For study in New York State.
Colleges provide institutional grants and scholarships to help make up the difference between college costs and what a family can be expected to contribute through income, savings, loans, and student earnings. Awards may be based on academic merit, artistic or athletic talent, financial need, or other factors. You can learn more about the types of institutional grants and scholarships awarded by checking each college's financial aid website.
Private scholarships provide funding for students who meet the requirements specified by the donor organization. Local organizations or businesses may offer scholarships to students who plan to study at a regional college or plan to pursue a degree in a particular field of study.
Check with your High School Guidance Counselor office for details about local and regional scholarships.
New York State Higher Education Services Corporation
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Albany, New York 12255