New York STEM Incentive Program Applications Available

New York’s best and brightest students are now able to apply for the New York STEM Incentive Program for the 2015-2016 academic year.

The Incentive program, launched last year by Governor Andrew Cuomo, encourages high school seniors in the top ten percent of their graduating class to pursue high-demand, high-tech careers in New York by providing a full SUNY or CUNY tuition scholarship if they major in a STEM field and work in a STEM job in New York State for five years after graduation.

STEM careers are growing 2.5 times faster than those in any other field across the state. This award will provide top students a world-class education while creating a pathway to high-paying jobs in New York’s high-need, high-growth industries.

To be eligible for a STEM incentive award, a student must be attending a New York State high school and be ranked in the top ten percent of his/her graduating class and enroll in full-time study at a SUNY or CUNY college in the fall term following graduation. Eligibility details and an application are available now on HESC’s website.

Application deadline for the New York STEM Incentive Program is August 15, 2015.