New York State Regents Awards for Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans

NY State Regents Awards for Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans were created to provide financial aid to students whose parent(s) served in the U.S. Armed Forces during specified times of national emergency.

Eligibility

Students whose parent(s) served in the U.S. Armed Forces during specified periods of war or national emergency and, as a result of service, died, suffered a 40 percent or greater disability, was classified as missing in action, or was a prisoner of war may be eligible for this award. The veteran must currently be a New York state resident or have been a New York State resident at the time of death. The applicant must be pursuing an approved undergraduate degree at a college or university located in New York state. Please review the HESC website for any information regarding conflicts and applicable periods of service.

Award Amounts

The award is $450 per year.

How to Apply

Complete the Children of Veterans Award Web Supplement. Be sure to print the Web Supplement Confirmation, sign, and return it along with the required documentation according to the instructions.

Once you have established your eligibility, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and apply for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), or call HESC at 888.697.4372 to request a Scholarship and Grant Payment Application by June 30 of each academic year you seek payment.

FAFSA and TAP applications are available online. You must apply before June 30 of the academic year for which you are requesting payment.