Science and Technology Entry Program


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Purpose and Program Services

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

STEP Improves Student Readiness:

  • Enriches science and mathematics instruction
  • Provides laboratories for supervised training in research method
  • Conducts summer programs
  • Provides standardized test preparation and practice
  • Assists students with the college application process

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.

For a list of Professions Licensed, Registered, or Certified by the Board of Regents please visit the Office of Professions at Externa Link Image Icon

for Further Information contact

Office of Postsecondary Access, Support and Success

New York State Education Department
Room 505W, Education Building

Albany, NY 12234
(518) 486-5202

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Last Updated: June 25, 2015