Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Incentive Program

The STEM Incentive Program provides tuition awards to New York State residents who attend a public or private degree-granting college or university located in New York. Recipients must be in the top 10 percent of students of their high school graduating class, must pursue an approved, two- or four-year STEM degree program, and must agree to both live in New York and work in a STEM field in New York for five years after their graduation.

In 2018, the Legislature expanded the STEM Program to allow students attending private, not-for-profit colleges or universities in New York to be eligible for the award.

To learn more about the STEM Program, you can go here


2019-20: $300,000 for a second cohort over four years.

2018-19: $1 million for the first cohort over four years.