The Science & Technology Entry Program (STEP) at New York University (NYU) is an innovative pre-college enrichment program for talented middle and high school students in New York City. Our goal is to encourage and increase the presence of historically under-represented groups in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM careers) and licensed professions.
Building Excellence in Science and Technology (BEST) is a joint program with STEP at NYU. The BEST program is specifically designed to serve students attending middle school and high school in Community School District 13 located in Brooklyn, New York.
To be eligible for STEP, you must:
1. Economic Eligibility Criteria (for students who do not identify as African American, Latino, Native American or Alaskan American):
a. The student's family is the recipient of: (1) Family Assistance Program Aid; or (2) Safety Net Assistance through the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, or a county department of social services; or (3) family day-care payments through the New York State Office of Children and Family Services Assistance, or a county department of social services;
b. The student is a ward of the State or a county.
(For students first entering the Program between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016)
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2015-16 (Total income in preceding calendar year)
The Fall 2015/Spring 2016 application is now available. Please click here to download and complete the application. You may email (preferred), fax or mail the application. Please read carefully and contact the STEP/BEST office at 212-998-5680 only if your question is not addressed in the application. The deadline for submitting applications is Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 at 5:00pm. Late applications will not be accepted.