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New round of scholarships for STEM careers in New York

Staff writer |
The New York State Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Incentive Program application is now available for high school students entering college in fall 2016.

The program provides a full SUNY or CUNY tuition scholarship to students in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class if they major in a STEM field and work in a STEM job in New York State for five years after graduation.

"The STEM Incentive awards not only give this state's top high school students access to a first rate education, but it ensures that they and their talents remain in New York to help build our burgeoning high tech economy," Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said.

"I encourage every eligible student from the class of 2016 to apply today and begin training for the jobs of tomorrow right here in New York."

The program is a key tool in encouraging the best and brightest high school students to pursue high-demand, high-tech careers and build their future in New York.

Since the Program's inception, over 1,400 top scholars have received STEM awards totaling more than $7.5 million.

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