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 from any New York schools. 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 schools and high schools in Community School District 13 located in Brooklyn, New York.
The Science and Technology Entry Program is designed for New York State residents in grades 7 through 12 who are minorities historically underrepresented or economically disadvantaged in the scientific, technical, health-related, and licensed professions.
Minorities historically underrepresented in the scientific, technical, health-related, and licensed professions are Black or African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native. A student is economically disadvantaged if he or she meets the income eligibility criteria set forth below.
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, 2016 and June 30, 2017)
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2016-17 (Total income in preceding calendar year)