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Undergraduate Session Assistants

The Undergraduate Session Assistants is a Stipend sponsored by New York State Senate.

Award Information:

Amount of Stipend: Average: $3500
Application Deadline: October (last Friday)
Requirements: Applicant must be a US citizen attending an accredited New York institution. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and the endorsement of his or her academic advisor, chairman, or dean.
Eligibility: College sophomore, College junior, College senior

Sponsorship provided by:

New York State Senate
Senate Student Programs, 90 South Swan Street, Room 416
Albany, NY 12247
Phone Number: 518 455 2611
Fax Number: 518 426 6827

You can find out more by contacting:

James A. Utermark
Director of Student Programs
90 South Swan Street, Room 416
Albany, NY 12247
Phone Number: 518 455 2611
Fax Number: 518 426 6827

It is important to search for any material provided for the stipend. A maximized likelihood of obtaining money comes from first understanding the qualifications and knowing if you fulfill them. At the outset be aware of the driving force for the New York State Senate and their goals for the Undergraduate Session Assistants. After making sure you satisfy the prerequisites, figure out if there is a decent shot of actually getting the stipend. If you think that you have a decent shot of actually being a recipient of the Undergraduate Session Assistants, then it is worth it to use your time.

One critical part of working toward obtaining the stipend is properly completing the forms. Applications can sometimes be long and boring, but you shouldn't underestimate how important it is that the forms are filled out correctly and completely. It would be awful to get passed over because of some minor point.

After the required forms have been mailed, it's important to know when the Undergraduate Session Assistants actually dispenses any funds in order to stay informed about if it is possible to count on the stipend to help meet any bills associated with your education and how it will help you out, as there may be restrictions in what can be paid with the Undergraduate Session Assistants. It can be difficult to find ways to cover the expenses associated with school, and making use of the Undergraduate Session Assistants to defray some of the costs is often invaluable. If you don't end up getting the Undergraduate Session Assistants, don't give up, there are other stipends that you can hopefully get.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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