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Excelsior Scholarship

See Excelsior Scholarship for more information on the New York State tuition-free degree program.

Part-Time Scholarship (PTS) Award Program

See Part-time Scholarship for more information on the New York State PTS program.

Regents Awards for Children of Deceased or Disabled Veterans, Police Officers and Firefighters

There are awards for children of disabled veterans of the war periods 1941-46, 1950-55, 1961-75, and 1990-end of hostilities. There are also awards for children of servicemen who were prisoners of war or missing in action from those periods. The award is $450 a year for up to four years of full-time college study in New York State. Child of Police Officer-Firefighters Awards are for children of police officers or firefighters who died as a result of an on the job injury after June 30, 1982. The award is $450 a year for up to four years of undergraduate study. The following award / scholarship programs are available from New York State: 

  1. Children of Veteran Awards - for students whose parent(s) served in the U.S. Armed Forces during specified period of war or national emergency.
  2. Veterans Tuition Awards - Vietnam, Persian Gulf, or Afghanistan veterans matriculated for full or part-time study.
  3. NYS Memorial Scholarships – for families of deceased Firefighters, Volunteer Firefighters, Police Officers, Peace Officers and Emergency Medical Service Workers who died as the result of injuries sustained in the line of duty in service to the State of New York.
  4. World Trade Center Memorial Scholarships – for families and financial dependents of victims who died or were severely and permanently disabled as a result of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
  5. Volunteer Recruitment Service Scholarships – for fire and ambulance volunteers.

Students should contact New York State Higher Education Corporation at 888-697-4372 for additional information on all programs above.

NYS Scholarship for Academic Excellence

NYS residents who are US citizens or eligible non-citizens enrolled (matriculated) for 12 credits or more. Cannot be in default on any NYS guaranteed student loan. Must attend a college in NYS. Awards are $1,500 to the top graduating senior of each high school in NYS, $500 to other academically gifted students for up to 4 years, or 5 years in certain programs. Scholarship must be used within 7 years. Contact the high school guidance office. To receive payment, complete the TAP application process.

Native American Education Student Aid

The Native American Education Student Aid is financial assistance for eligible Native American students for study in approved, undergraduate programs at New York State Institutions of higher education. It is not available for study at institutions located outside of New York State. Receiving New York State TAP does not affect a student's eligibility to receive Native American Education Student Aid.

For further information and to obtain the application to apply contact:
New York State Higher Education Services
Phone: (518) 474-0537
Fax:      (518) 474-3666

Educational Opportunity Grant (EOP)

A special program for New York State students who have been designated by the college as both academically and economically disadvantaged. For more information on this program please contact the EOP Office.

Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation
(ACCES-VR, formerly VESID)

This program offers access to a full range of employment and independent living services that may be needed by persons with disabilities through their lives through its administration of vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs. For more information visit ACCES-VR.

Contact the District Office located at:

Hauppauge, New York
Phone: (631) 952-6357

Riverhead, New York
Phone: (631) 727-6496