New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Award Type: Scholarship

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, a New York resident, and the top graduating senior of a New York state high school (maximum award), or other academically gifted student (minimum award). Applicant must be enrolled in a New York college for at least 12 credits. Selection based on Regents exam scores. FAFSA and TAP application required.

Award Amount

Maximum: $1,500
Minimum: $500

Number of Awards

Maximum: 8,000

Deadlines & Renewal

June 30
Renewable for up to four years; five years in some cases.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum Class Rank 1

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Sponsoring Organization

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)

99 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12255

(888) 697-4372

Contact Information

Native American Education Unit
NYS Education Department
Albany, NY 12234
(518) 474-0537

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