Scholarship Name:

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation Excelsior Scholarship

Scholarship Description:

Scholarship offered through New York State Higher Education Services Corporation to New York State students.

Award Amount:

Up to $5,500.00

Number of Scholarships:

Multiple awards

Application Required:


Official Transcript Required:


References and Letter of Recommendations Required:


Interview Required:


Original Essay Required:


Additional Requirements and Information:

1)  Must be a New York State resident and must have resided in New York State for twelve (12) continuous months prior to the beginning of the term; 2) Must plan to attend a State University of New York (SUNY)  or City University of New York (CUNY) two or four year college; 3) Must have a combined federal adjusted gross income of $100,000 or less; 4) 2016 New York State income tax return(s) required; 5) FAFSA required; 6) FAFSA SAR required; 7) NYS Tuition Assistance Program application, if applicable, required; 8) Must take thirty (30) academic credits per year (including Summer and Winter sessions); 9) Must be and stay on track to graduate on time with an Associate’s Degree in two (2) years or a Bachelor’s Degree in four (4) years; 10) Must be in a non-default status on a student loan made under any New York State or federal education loan program or on the repayment of any New York State award; 11) Transcript(s) required; 12) Unofficial transcript(s) accepted; 13) Scholarship award payable in the following installments: Recipients of the Excelsior Scholarship may receive up to $5,500.00 or actual tuition, whichever is less, for up to four (4) academic years (Bachelor’s degree) or up to two (2) academic years (Associate’s degree).

NOTE: Recipients must also plan to live in New York State for the length of time they received the award. Failure to meet these requirements will result in the conversion of scholarship award to a no-interest loan.





New York NY

Eligibility Requirements (Check all that apply):

Online application

Additional Applicant Requirements:

May be a graduating high school senior or current college student

Category (Select all that apply):

Residency, Need-based, School/College

Web Site:

Point of Contact:

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation
Telephone: (888) 697-4372


                 July 23, 2018 (receipt date)

Note: Scholarship information is ALWAYS subject to change. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant office to confirm qualification(s), requirements, deadline, and transmission mode(s) and address(es).