Students must meet all of the following requirements to be considered for the NYU Science Technology Entry Program (STEP):
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 (only for students who identify as White or Asian):
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.