Undergraduate students who are New York State residents enrolled in STEM fields in one of Cornell University’s two participating New York State contract colleges (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Human Ecology) are eligible to participate in the NYS STEM Incentive Program.
Recipients shall receive an award for full-time study equal to the annual tuition charged to NYS resident students attending an undergraduate program at the State University of New York (for 2017-18: $6,670), or actual tuition charged, whichever is less.
Cornell treats this award as an outside scholarship, and will reduce the self-help component (loans and work component) of your financial aid package, but will not reduce the family contribution. If all the self-help support in your award is cancelled, in some cases, the Cornell grant aid may need to be reduced or cancelled as well.
We encourage applicants to refer to the HESC website that details the STEM Incentive Program to learn about the conditions of this program and how to apply.