The NYS Memorial Scholarship provides financial aid to children, spouses and financial dependents of deceased firefighters, volunteer firefighters, police officers, peace officers (including NYS Correction Officers), and emergency medical service workers who have died as the result of injuries sustained in the line of duty in service to the State of New York. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, have graduated from high school in the US, plans to or is studying at an approved post-secondary institution in New York State in an approved undergraduate program as a full-time student, and be in good academic standing. Applicants must complete the FAFSA as part of their application.
To apply, complete and submit the NYS Memorial Scholarship Web Supplement. Be sure to print the Web Supplement Confirmation, sign, date, and submit it, along with the required documentation. If more than one member of a family applies for a Memorial Scholarships award, each family member must submit a separate supplement. Note: Students choosing to live off-campus when housing is available will be paid a lower commuter rate. Tuition is considered the amount equal to your actual tuition or the State University of New York’s (SUNY) in-state tuition, whichever is less. Non-tuition Costs include room and board, books, supplies, and transportation up to the non-tuition cost allowances at SUNY colleges. Type of housing affects the total amount, with an on-campus student receiving a higher room and board allowance than a commuter student; however, if housing is not available on campus, the student will receive the same allowance as students living on campus.