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NYS Math and Science Teaching Incentive Scholarships



New York State (NYS) Math & Science Teaching Incentive Scholarships are offered to encourage students to pursue careers as secondary math and science teachers (grades 7-12). This program provides awards to students attending school at the undergraduate and/or graduate degree level in exchange for five years of full-time employment as secondary education math or science teachers.

Eligibility

Please note: If you are a high school senior you may not apply for this scholarship until you have completed one semester of college. Please revisit this web page in January of your freshman year of college

Applicants must:

Award Amounts

Recipients shall receive an annual award for full-time study equal to the annual tuition charged to NYS resident students attending an undergraduate program at the State University of New York, or actual tuition charged, whichever is less. The maximum annual award for the 2013-14 academic year is $5,895.00.
New applicants will be ranked by GPA and total credits earned. If there are more applicants than available funding, awards will be paid according to rank.

Duration

Recipients shall be entitled to an annual award for not more than four academic years of full-time undergraduate study and one academic year of full-time graduate study while matriculating in an approved program leading to permanent certification as a secondary education teacher in mathematics or science.

How to Apply

The deadline for the 2013 New York State Math & Science Teaching Incentive Scholarships has passed.

Applications for the 2014 Series will be available in January 2015.

Apply for Payment

Recipients are not required to submit another NYS Math and Science Teaching Incentive Scholarship Program Supplement once they have been awarded this scholarship.

You Must Apply for Payment Each Year: Current NYS residents must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and apply for the NYS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). FAFSA and TAP application instructions are available through the quick links provided below or, you may contact the HESC Scholarship Unit at 1-888-697-4372 to request a Scholarship and Grant Payment Application.

Applicants who are not residents of NYS may contact the HESC Scholarship Unit at 1-888-697-4372 to request a Scholarship and Grant Payment Application.

Payment of Awards: Awards will be paid directly to the schools on behalf of students upon the successful completion of each academic year. "Successful completion" of an academic year means the applicant must: NOTE: Applicants may attend less than full time during their last undergraduate term if less than a full-time course load is necessary to complete their degree.

Additional Information

Please contact the Scholarship Unit at 1-888-697-4372 with questions about this scholarship.