NYS STEM Incentive Program

The New York State STEM Incentive Program offers a full-SUNY tuition scholarship to students in the top 10 percent of their class who are pursuing associate or bachelor's degrees in science, technology, engineering or math fields. Award recipients must live and work in a STEM field in the state for five years after graduation.

The application deadline is August 15, 2018.


  • Complete and submit the application, including the required supplemental documentation

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a New York State resident and have resided in the state for 12 continuous months before the beginning of the fall college term

  • be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen

  • be a high school senior or recent high-school graduate who will be enrolled full-time at a SUNY or CUNY college beginning the fall term after graduation

  • be in the top 10 percent of your high school graduating class

  • be matriculate in an approved undergraduate STEM program

  • earn a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher each term after the first semester

  • execute a service contract agreeing to reside and work in a STEM field in New York State for five years

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