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587 Memorial Scholarships provide financial aid to children, spouses and
financial dependents of individuals killed as a direct result of American
Airlines Flight 587’s crash in the Belle Harbor neighborhood of Queens, New
York on the morning of November 12, 2001. In the spirit of the World Trade
Center Memorial Scholarship, this program will help the 266 families who
lost loved ones cover the cost of attending college in New York State.
Who Is Eligible?
Children, spouses and financial dependents of those who died as a direct
result of the American Airlines Flight 587 crash on November 12, 2001 in
Belle Harbor, Queens, New York.
How to Apply
Print a copy of the
Flight 587 Memorial Scholarship Supplement and submit it with the
necessary documentation to: HESC, Scholarship Unit, 99 Washington Ave, Room
1430A, Albany, NY 12255. A description of the required documentation is
included in the instructions on the last page of the supplement. Once
eligibility has been established, students must submit a payment application
for each academic year payment is sought. Eligible students should apply for
payment by filing the Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the
Effective immediately and retroactive for the 2001-2002 academic year,
undergraduate students who are full time, matriculated in an approved
program in New York State and meet eligibility requirements pursuant to New
York State laws and regulations are eligible. Recipients need not be New
York State residents or U.S. citizens to receive the scholarship.
NOTE Eligible New York State resident family members who were
enrolled in undergraduate colleges or universities located outside of New
York State on November 12, 2001 may receive payment of this scholarship for
attendance at that school.
Flight 587 Memorial Scholarships provide funds to help meet the cost of
attending college. The award covers up to four years of full-time
undergraduate study (or five years in an approved five-year bachelor’s
degree program) and includes the following components:
At a public college or university (SUNY or CUNY): actual tuition
and mandatory educational fees; actual room and board charged to
students living on campus or an allowance for room and board for
commuter students; and allowances for books, supplies and
At a private institution: an amount equal to SUNY four-year
college tuition and average mandatory education fees ( or the
student’s actual tuition and fees, whichever is less) and
allowances for room and board, books, supplies and
In all cases, the total of all aid received by the recipient cannot exceed
the student's cost of attendance.
New York State Higher Education
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