Flight 3407 Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship for families who lost loved ones as a direct result of the crash of Continental Airlines Flight 3407 in Clarence, New York on February 12, 2009 cover the cost of attending college in New York State.

  • Covers cost of attendance at a state-operated SUNY or the actual cost of attendance, whichever is less. 

  • Be a child, spouse or financial dependent of an individual who died as a direct result of the Continental Airlines Flight 3407 in Clarence, New York on February 12, 2009.

  • Enrolled in full-time Study (at least twelve credits per term)

  • Study at an approved postsecondary institution in New York State.

Deadline

Be sure to complete your FAFSA and apply for TAP first.

Complete and submit the Flight 3407 Memorial Scholarship Supplement. Be sure to sign the supplement and submit it, along with the required documentation, according to the instructions.

  • Each family member must submit an application.
Amount

Covers average cost of attendance at a state-operated SUNY or the actual cost of attendance, whichever is less.

Receipt of other grants and scholarships may reduce the award. The total of all aid received cannot be greater than the student's cost of attendance determined for federal Title IV student financial aid purposes.

HESC will make payments to schools on behalf of students upon certification of eligibility and submission of appropriate financial aid applications.

Frequency

Annual

Must complete the FAFSA and TAP application or Dream Act application each year for payment.

Duration

Dependent on the length of program

2 years for students pursuing their associate degree full-time.

4 years for students pursuing their bachelor’s degree full-time.

5 years for approved five-year degree programs.

Any award payment received may have tax implications. Please direct any questions to a tax professional, the Internal Revenue Service, or the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance.

Undocumented and other immigrant students: before submitting your application material, apply for eligibility under the NYS DREAM Act. 

To receive the Scholarship, you must meet the following residency requirements: 

  • You are a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen.
  • You are a legal resident of New York State and have resided in New York State for 12 continuous months.

Not a citizen or eligible noncitizen? Learn more about the NYS DREAM Act application.

  • Be a child, spouse or financial dependent of an individual who died as a direct result of the Continental Airlines Flight 3407 in Clarence, New York on February 12, 2009.

High School, GED, or Ability to Benefit

  • Graduated from high school in the United States, earned a high school equivalency diploma (GED), or passed a federally approved "Ability to Benefit" test.

College & Program

Once in college, you must meet the following requirements: 

  • Enrolled full-time in at least 12 credits or more per term, applicable toward their degree program.
  • Matriculated in an approved program of study.
  • In good academic standing.
  • Study at an approved post-secondary institution in New York State.

There are no income limits for this Scholarship.

Financial Status

To receive the Scholarship, you must:

  • Be in good standing (a non-default status) on a student loan made under any NYS or federal education loan program or on the repayment of any NYS award.
  • Be in compliance with the terms of the service condition(s) imposed by any NYS award that you have previously received.

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, students with qualified disabilities who attend less than full-time must register with their college office for students with disabilities. 

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