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Regents Professional Opportunity Scholarship

The Regents Professional Opportunity Scholarship is a Scholarship sponsored by New York State Education Department.

Award Information:

Amount of Scholarship: Minimum: $1000, Maximum: $5000
Application Deadline: 1-Mar
Requirements: Applicant must attend or plan to attend an approved licensure-qualifying program in New York state, be a legal resident of New York state for one year prior to September 1, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and be economically disadvantaged or a member of a minority group underrepresented in one of the designated licensed professions. Applicant must agree to practice in New York state in chosen profession for 12 months for each annual payment received.
Eligibility: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior, Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study

Sponsorship provided by:

New York State Education Department
Bureau of HEOP/DATEA, Room 1071 EBA
Albany, NY 12230
Phone Number: 518 474 5313
Fax Number: 518 486 5221

You can find out more by contacting:

Lewis Hall
Associate in Higher Education
Scholarship Processing Unit, Room 1078EBA
Albany, NY 12230

One may find it helpful to spend time looking into any material provided for the scholarship. Your best chance of obtaining money can be attained by first understanding the qualifications and making sure you meet them. A good first step is to identify the reason for involvement of the New York State Education Department and what they hope to achieve with the Regents Professional Opportunity Scholarship. After making sure you satisfy the prerequisites, verify that you have a reasonable chance of actually getting the scholarship. After figuring out that you have the possibility of actually being a recipient of the Regents Professional Opportunity Scholarship, then it is worth it to put forth the effort to apply.

A crucial detail of working toward obtaining the scholarship is filling out the application correctly. Applications can sometimes be lengthy and boring, but you shouldn't underestimate how important it is that your work was done accurately. Use caution to insure that you will not be bumped as the result of something that could have been avoided.

After the required forms have been mailed, you should note when the Regents Professional Opportunity Scholarship chooses a winner and makes payment of the resources so you'll be aware of whether or not you will be able to count on the scholarship to assist with the expenses associated with school and how it will assist with your future, stipulations may exist on how you can use the Regents Professional Opportunity Scholarship. You might find it challenging to find ways to take care of all of your financial needs, and making use of the Regents Professional Opportunity Scholarship to assist with your expenses can provide significant support. If you are not fortunate to receive the Regents Professional Opportunity Scholarship, keep at it, search for additional scholarships and your persistence may be rewarded.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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