Excelsior Scholarship

This application is used to establish your eligibility for the Excelsior Scholarship. If additional documentation is required, you will be instructed to submit it electronically to expedite the process.

Web Application


Welcome to the New York State Excelsior Scholarship Application! This online application process allows you to apply for the New York State Excelsior Scholarship program.

Please note: if you are already an active recipient of the Excelsior Scholarship and enrolled in the Program from a previous application period, you do not need to complete this application.

This application is for students looking to be awarded for the Spring 2018 term that are not currently enrolled in the Program. If you still have a pending application from a previous application period, you should contact HESC or your school financial aid office to determine the cause.

The full list of eligibility requirements can be found here.