New York State Regents Professional Opportunity Scholarships

NYS Education Department
Type Scholarship
Amount $1k - 5k

Amount varies to cover tuition and fees.

Duration 1 Year

Description

Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 per year for up to 4 years of study or up to 5 years in certain programs. Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate or graduate students, depending on the program.

Eligible programs include dental hygiene, dietetics/nutrition, massage therapy, occupational therapy assistant, ophthalmic dispensing, physical therapy assistant, registered physician assistant, veterinary technician, registered nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, registered physical assistant, acupuncture, audiology, midwifery, nurse practitioner, speech language pathology, podiatry, psychology, chiropractic, and optometry.

 

Students must:
– Study full time and be matriculated in an approved program of study in New York State.
– Be New York State residents.
– Be U.S. citizens or qualifying non-citizens.

Selection is based on the following priorities:
– Those who are economically disadvantaged and who are members of a minority group that is historically underrepresented in the chosen profession.
– Those who are members of a minority group historically underrepresented in the chosen profession.

 

Upon completion of study, the student must work as a licensed professional 1 year for each annual payment received. Employment must be in the studied profession and must be in New York State. If the student does not begin practice within 1 year of program completion, s/he will be required to repay twice the amount of all scholarship monies received plus interest.

 

Apply by requesting an application and further information from:
NYS Education Department
Bureau of HEOP/VATEA/Scholarships
Education Building Addition
Room 1071
Albany, NY 12234
Phone: (518) 486-1319

Other Restrictions

Must be a minority student

Citizenship

This funding opportunity requires applicants to hold U.S. Citizenship.

More Information

http://www.aotf.org/scholarshipsgrants/scholarshipprogramoverviewandhistory/availablescholarships

New York Higher Education Services Corporation
NYS Education Department
Bureau of HEOP/VATEA/Scholarships, Education Building Addition, Room 1071
Albany, NY 12234
Phone: (518) 486-1319