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The Excelsior Scholarship Application

The Excelsior Scholarship application for the spring 2020 semester is now open and available. The deadline is January 30, 2020.

The spring 2020 application is open to students first entering college in the spring 2020 term and all continuing students who never applied and are now credit eligible. Current Excelsior Scholarship recipients should not complete this application. For students who have already received an award, no additional action is needed for the spring term. To receive award payments after the initial application year, an Excelsior Scholarship recipient must annually complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the NYS Student Aid Payment Application each year. Please contact the HESC Scholarship Unit at if you have any questions.