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Special New York State Grant Programs

Regents Professional Opportunity Scholarship Program

Eligibility Requirements

N.Y. State Resident; U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident; Full-Time Student; Income Criteria

Baccalaureate Majors:  Accounting, Athletic Training, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Occupational or RespiratoryTherapy, Speech Language Pathology

Graduate Majors:  Physical Therapy, Psychology, Pharmacy

Application Required
Application for New York State Regents Professional Opportunity Scholarship Program, Appendix E (from NYSHESC*)
Special Aspects or Service Requirements
12 Month Service Component for Each Year of Funding
Award Amount
Up to $5,000 - Awards May be Prorated for Part-Time Students and Disabled Students
Lifetime Amount or Limit
4 Years for Full-Time Study; 5 Years for Specialized Programs
Repayment Requirement
Only if Service Component is Not Fulfilled
Deadline Dates
Varies Each Year
Notification of Award
Award Notice from HESC

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Aid to Native Americans

Eligibility Requirements
U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident; Full-Time Student; On an Official N.Y. State Tribe's Tribal Roll, or be the Child of an Enrolled Member of a N.Y. State Tribe
Application Required
Application for Aid to Native Americans (from NYSHESC*)
Special Aspects or Service Requirements
Must Maintain a Minimum 2.0 Cum. Average
Award Amount
Up to $2,000 Annually for Full-Time Students; Up to $85 per Credit for Part-Time Students
Lifetime Amount or Limit
4 Years for Full-Time Study; 5 Years for Specialized Programs
Repayment Requirement
None
Deadline Dates
Varies Each Year
Notification of Award
Award Notice from HESC*

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Vietnam Veterans Tuition Award

Eligibility Requirements
N.Y. State Resident; U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident; Have Served in the U.S. Armed Forces in Indochina Between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975; Have an Honorable Discharge
Application Required
Vietnam Veterans Tuition Award Supplement (from NYSHESC*) and a FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA
Special Aspects or Service Requirements
None
Award Amount
$1,000 per Semester for Full-Time Students, and for Non-Tuition Costs $500
Lifetime Amount or Limit
4 Years in Undergraduate Programs; 3 Years in Graduate Programs
Repayment Requirement
None
Deadline Dates
Varies Each Year
Notification of Award
Award Notice from HESC*

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Memorial Scholarships for Families of Deceased Police Officers and Firefighters

Eligibility Requirements
N.Y. State Resident; U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident; Full-Time Student; Parent or Spouse Who was a Police Officer, Firefighter, or Volunteer Firefighter Who Died in the Line of Duty
Application Required
Memorial Scholarship Supplement (from NYSHESC*) and a FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA
Special Aspects or Service Requirements
None
Award Amount
Equal to the Tuition Costs of the SUNY System
Lifetime Amount or Limit
4 Years in Undergraduate Programs; 5 Years in 5-Year Undergraduate Programs
Repayment Requirement
None
Deadline Dates
Varies Each Year
Notification of Award
Award Notice from HESC*

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*New York State Higher Education Services Corporation.