New York State Science and Technology Entry Program

PreCollegiate Preparation Programs and Scholarships Unit
Albany, NY.
Type Academic Enrichment, Academic Year Program, High School Students


To increase the number of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students prepared to enter college, and improve their participation rate in mathematics, science, technology, health related fields and the licensed professions

STEP provides academic enrichment in science and mathematics content areas. Projects consist of academic year and summer components including:

  • Core subject instruction/Regents exam preparation
  • Supervised practical training
  • Supervised research training
  • College admissions counseling
  • Standardized tests preparation
  • Career awareness/development activities


Institutional Eligibility: Competitive grants are awarded to institutions of higher education (IHE).  IHE's administer projects in schools/school districts with 20 percent or more enrollment of historically underrepresented students.

Student Eligibility: STEP serves secondary school students all over New York State.   Students must be:

  • Enrolled in Grades 7-12
  • Economically disadvantaged, or African American, Hispanic/Latino, Alaskan Native or American Indian; and will benefit from academic enrichment.
  • Economically Disadvantaged is measured by eligibility for Free or Reduced Price Lunch

More Information

New York State Education Department, Room 505W, Education Building
Albany, NY 12234
Phone: (518) 486-5202