|World Trade Center Memorial
| General Information
World Trade Center Memorial Scholarships provide financial aid to
children, spouses or financial dependents of deceased/disabled persons
who have died, or who have become severely and permanently disabled,
and survivors who were severely and permanently disabled during
the Sept. 11th attacks or rescue and recovery operation.
Awards are made for full-time undergraduate study at approved colleges
and other postsecondary institutions in New York State. Awards are
made for study in:
||Collegiate programs of at least one year's duration
leading to a degree, diploma, or certificate.
||Hospital programs leading to licensure or certification
in nursing or other fields of medical or health-technology.
||Two-year programs in registered private business
NOTE: New York State resident family members who were enrolled in
undergraduate programs at U.S. colleges or universities located
outside of New York State on Sept. 11, 2001 are also eligible for
scholarship payment at that school.
World Trade Center Memorial Scholarships provide funds to help meet
the cost of attending college.
The award covers up to four years of full-time undergraduate study
(or five years in an approved five-year bachelor's degree program)
and includes the following components:
||At a public college or university (SUNY or CUNY):
actual tuition and mandatory educational fees; actual room
and board charged to the student for students living on campus
or an allowance for room and board for commuter students;
and allowances for books, supplies and transportation.
|| At a private institution: an allowance equal
to SUNY four-year college tuition and mandatory educational
fees (or student's actual tuition and fees, whichever is less)
and allowances for room and board, books, supplies and transportation.
Receipt of other grants and scholarships may reduce
the World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship award: the total of
all aid received cannot be greater than the student's cost of attendance.
|| How to Apply
for a World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship
You must provide the information requested on the application and
submit it and the necessary supporting documentation to the Higher
Education Services Corporation (HESC) at the address above.
Complete lines 1-12 on the application
form as follows:
||Enter the information requested regarding
||Enter your e-mail address.
||Enter the month and year you will or did begin
college and the name of the college if known.
|| Indicate relationship to deceased/disabled.
Self - evidence of disability.
Spouse - marriage license.
Child - birth certificate or evidence of dependency
Financial dependent - documents proving shared finances,
such as, joint ownership of bank accounts, other personal
or real estate property, credit cards or renter's lease; or
other evidence of financial dependence.
|9 - 11.
||Enter the information requested regarding the
deceased or disabled family member. Attach supporting documentation
showing that death/disability was the result of injuries sustained
during the Sept. 11th attacks or rescue and recovery operations.
|| Enter your signature and date.
(NOTE: Since all documentation is retained by HESC, submit
only copies, not original documents. Failure to provide
complete or legible documentation could result in a delay
in the determination of your eligibility for this scholarship.)
||This application may be submitted and
eligibility for a World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship
may be established at any time. Although you do not
have to submit a World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship
application every year, you must submit an application
for payment in each year you wish to receive a World
Trade Center Memorial Scholarship.
|| The Free Application for Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA) in association with the Express TAP Application
(ETA) should be submitted to request payment
|PERSONAL PRIVACY PROTECTION LAW
Information provided on this application will be maintained in files
by the Division of Grants and Scholarships of the New York State
Higher Education Services Corporation. The Director of Grants and
Scholarship, HESC, 99 Washington Ave., Albany, New York 12255, 1-888-697-4372
is responsible for the maintenance of these records. This information
is required to determine eligibility for a World Trade Center Memorial
Scholarship for which this application is submitted and will be
released to your school for purposes of verification. Failure to
provide information requested may result in the denial of an award.
This information is being collected under the authority of New York
State Education Law §661,subdivision (2).
||DISCLOSURE OF SOCIAL SECURITY
Disclosure of your social security number is mandatory and has been
authorized by NYS Education Law §661, subdivision (2).
We need these numbers to establish your eligibility, to keep your
records, and to confirm the information which you provide.
NO DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF A DISABILITY
We do not discriminate against disabled persons in our employment
practices or in the administration of our programs, activities or
|H8227B (Rev. 03/2003)