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Persian Gulf Veterans Tuition Award

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


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Applicant must be a New York resident who served in the U.S. Armed Forces in the hostilities that occurred in the Persian Gulf from August 2, 1990, to the end of hostilities as evidenced by receipt of the Southwest Asia Service Medal which was awarded from August 2, 1990, to November 30, 1995 and has been discharged under other than dishonorable conditions. Applicant must be enrolled at an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting instiution or in an approved vocational training program in New York State. Applicant must have applied for a Tuition Assistance program award if full-time and have applied for a federal Pell Grant for full-time or part-time undergraduate study or enrollment in a vocational training program. Applicant must establish eligibility by submitting Persian Gulf Veterans Tution Award Supplement available from school or college financial aid office, veterans' office, or HESC.


Application deadline May 1
Scholarship, grant, fellowship, or contest Other
Award coverage Maximum award: $1,000 (part-time); $2,000 (full-time)
Renewable up to four years (five years for some programs) for full-time undergraduate study; three years for full-time graduate study; two years for full-time vocational training programs; eight years for part-time undergraduate study; six years for graduate part-time study; four years for part-time vocational training programs.
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? no

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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