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New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Sponsored by: New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)

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.


Application Deadline June 30
Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Scholarship
Renewable for up to four years; five years in some cases.
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? no
Is a separate application required? yes



Max $1,500
Min $500


Max 8000

Contact Information

Native American Education Unit
New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)
NYS Education Department
Education Building Annex, Room 478
Albany, NY 12234 United States

Phone: (518) 474-0537

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