NY's science, math scholarships are available - New York News

STEM Incentive Program

NY's science, math scholarships are available

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Joshua Goldberg is a senior at Eleanor Roosevelt High School on the Upper East Side. He plans to attend Binghamton University in the fall. He recently found out about the state's new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Incentive Program and decided to apply. His goal is to go to college for free.

"I have this interest in science, possibly neuroscience. And for me i think that being able to have this scholarship would be an opportunity to pursue this interest a little further," Joshua said. "Money is the biggest thing these and with families trying to figure out the cost college I think having a full tuition would be amazing."

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the STEM Incentive Program in his state of the state address in January. Just this week his office released the details. The state will pay students a full scholarship to a CUNY or SUNY college if they are in the top 10 percent of their senior class, commit to one of the approved majors, and agree to work in one of those fields for five years in New York State after graduation.

Michael Turner from the state's higher education services corporation said it is a way to get some of New York's smartest students to stay in the state.

"Of course In New York we want the students to stay here," Turner said. "So attend our state universities, our city universities, utilize the scholarship and then give back to New York by staying and working here after they graduate."

"I think this is definitely one of the strongest scholarships I've seen and I think august is when I'll find out which could be great for me I'll find out," Joshua said.

Fingers crossed for josh. We're hoping he hears good news some soon.

And it's not too late. Officials say that students can still apply for this program through august 15 of this year.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Aire Ancient Baths

    A relaxing bathhouse in busy Tribeca

    A relaxing bathhouse in busy Tribeca

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:29:51 GMT
    Deep beneath the hustle and bustle of Tribeca lies a modern-day oasis brimming with old world charm: Aire Ancient Baths, my new favorite city escape. The breathtaking spa is illuminated by hundreds of candles and smells of invigorating eucalyptus. For around $80 you can bathe in the tranquil blue pools for 90 minutes and find the temperature that's right for you.
    Deep beneath the hustle and bustle of Tribeca lies a modern-day oasis brimming with old world charm: Aire Ancient Baths, my new favorite city escape. The breathtaking spa is illuminated by hundreds of candles and smells of invigorating eucalyptus. For around $80 you can bathe in the tranquil blue pools for 90 minutes and find the temperature that's right for you.
  • NYC stores with no signs feed curiosity

    NYC stores with no signs feed curiosity

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:40:09 GMT
    From coffee shops in Brooklyn to restaurants in Manhattan, we find speakeasies standing out by blending in. When people in Bushwick want a green machine juice blend they visit Leticia Castillo's Owl Juice Pub. But first they must find the owl. "We been doing fine without a sign," Castillo says.
    From coffee shops in Brooklyn to restaurants in Manhattan, we find speakeasies standing out by blending in. When people in Bushwick want a green machine juice blend they visit Leticia Castillo's Owl Juice Pub. But first they must find the owl. "We been doing fine without a sign," Castillo says.
  • NY brothers invent machine that makes CPR easier

    NY brothers invent machine that makes CPR easier

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:40:57 GMT
    Only 10 percent of people who get CPR from a bystander actually survive. But two young men in Westchester County have now patented a device that could dramatically increase those odds and save lives. John and Chris DiCapua's sitting room in their parents' Westchester County home has had a unique guest lying around for quite a while now: a CPR dummy. What began as an idea from their time as Boy Scouts is now a device that could potentially save lives.
    Only 10 percent of people who get CPR from a bystander actually survive. But two young men in Westchester County have now patented a device that could dramatically increase those odds and save lives. John and Chris DiCapua's sitting room in their parents' Westchester County home has had a unique guest lying around for quite a while now: a CPR dummy. What began as an idea from their time as Boy Scouts is now a device that could potentially save lives.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices