NYS STEM Incentive Program

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NYS STEM Incentive Program

The NYS STEM Incentive Program is assisting in tuition fees to students who are attending a public or private degree-granting college or university in New York State. The program is organized by the Higher Education Services Corporation.

The awards are created to help talented students to achieve their educational goals without facing any difficulties. The provided funds will be enough to cover up various expenses related to higher education.

The Higher Education Services Corporation is New York State’s higher education student financial aid agency. It helps people pay for college by providing more grant and scholarship awards than any other state in the nation.

Who May Eligible?

The applicants must follow the entire eligibility criteria to qualify:

  • Must be an NYS resident and have resided in NYS for continuous 12 months before the beginning of the fall college term
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Must be a high school senior or recent high school graduate who will be enrolled full time at a public or private college located in NYS, beginning in the fall term attending his or her high school graduation
  • Must be ranked in the top 10 per cent of his/her high school graduating class at an NYS high school
  • Must be enrolled in an approved undergraduate program leading to a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics at a public or private college located in NYS
  • Must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher
  • Execute a Service Contract agreeing to reside and work in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics in NYS for five years

How to Apply

Eligible students can enter the program by submitting their information electronically through account login.


  • Must have one of the following U-Visa, T-Visa
  • Temporary protected status, under the Federal Immigration Act of 1990


The scholarship recipient will receive an annual grant for full-time study up to the annual tuition charged to NYS students attending an undergraduate program at the State University of New York, or actual tuition charged.

Application Deadline

The applications are currently available to apply for the program.

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