NYS Masters-in-Education Teacher Incentive Scholarship

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The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) is pleased to announce the NYS Masters-in-Education Teacher Incentive Scholarship Program. To be eligible, the applicant must have received an undergraduate degree from a college/university in New York State (NYS) and have resided in NYS for 12 continuous months prior to the beginning of the term.The Program provides eligible students with a full-tuition scholarship for a master’s degree at a State University of New York (SUNY) or City University of New York (CUNY) college or university.The winners will receive an annual award equal to the annual full-time tuition charged to NYS resident students attending a graduate program at SUNY or CUNY (The maximum annual award for is $10,870 or actual tuition, whichever is less).

The Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) is New York State’s higher education student financial aid agency that helps people pay for collegeand a national leader in providing need based grant and scholarship award money to college-going students. At the Corporation’s core are programs like the Tuition Assistance Program, numerous state scholarships, federal college access grants and a highly successful College Savings program.

Eligibility:

To eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be an NYS resident and have resided in NYS for 12 continuous months prior to the beginning of the term
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Have received an undergraduate degree from a college/university located in NYS and have been an NYS resident while earning this degree
  • Have earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher upon completion of his or her undergraduate study
  • Be matriculated in an approved master’s degree in education program at a SUNY or CUNY college or university which leads to a certification as a public elementary or secondary education teacher
  • Be enrolled in such program on a full-time basis
  • Be in a non-default status on a student loan made under any NYS or federal education loan program or repayment of any NYS award
  • Be in compliance with the terms of any service condition imposed by an NYS award
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher each term of graduate study
  • Execute a Service Contract agreeing to teach for five years in a classroom at a public elementary or secondary school, including charter schools, located in NYS.

How to Apply:

To apply, the applicant can submit online application go through the given link: https://webapps.hesc.ny.gov/questionnaire/page.hesc?questionnaireId=56&versionNumber=2

Financial Aid and Award Money:

  • A recipient receives an annual award equal to the annual full-time tuition charged to NYS resident students attending a graduate program at SUNY or CUNY.
  • The maximum annual award for the 2016-17 academic year is $10,870 or actual tuition, whichever is less.
  • Awards will be reduced by the amount of any other tuition-only assistance award received. Awards will be made under this program based on available funding.
  • A recipient is entitled to a maximum of four-semester payments, or its equivalent, for full-time graduate study leading to certification as an elementary or secondary classroom teacher.

Application Deadline:

The deadline for the NYS Masters-in-Education Teacher Incentive Scholarship Program application is July 11, 2017.

Link for More Information:

https://www.hesc.ny.gov/pay-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid/nys-grants-scholarships-awards/nys-masters-in-education-teacher-incentive-scholarship.html

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this program, contact the Scholarship Unit at scholarships-at-hesc.ny.gov or 888-697-4372

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