Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced the New York State Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Incentive Program application is now available for high school students entering college in the fall of 2016.
The program will provide a full SUNY or CUNY tuition scholarship to students in the top ten percent of their high school graduating classes, if they major in a STEM field, and work in a STEM job in New York State for five years after graduation.
Applications must be submitted by Aug. 15, for June high school graduates planning to enroll in college in the fall of 2016, and additional information regarding the program’s eligibility and application requirements will be available at hesc.ny.gov/STEM.
“The STEM Incentive awards not only give this state’s top high school students access to a first rate education, but it ensures that they, and their talents, remain in New York, to help build our burgeoning high-tech economy,” Gov. Cuomo stated. “I encourage every eligible student from the class of 2016 to apply today, and begin training for the jobs of tomorrow, right here in New York.”
According to Cuomo’s office, the program has been a key tool in encouraging high school students to pursue high-demand, high-tech careers in New York, and over 1,400 students have received STEM awards totaling more than $7.5 million since the program started.