Eligibility and Application

STEP is grant funded through the New York State Education Department and hosted at Cornell University through a joint venture of the Public Service Center and the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives. STEP provides opportunities for 109 student participants in grades 7-12 to succeed in pre-college performance and ultimately in their STEM higher education pursuits. STEP serves economically disadvantaged and underrepresented minority students in the Ithaca City School District, specifically DeWitt Middle School, Boynton Middle School, Lehman Alternative Community School, and Ithaca High School.

Application Process

Applications for STEP will be available for 7th-11th graders in the fall of 2017. Please call our office at 255-1309, email step@cornell.edu, or speak to a school guidance counselor for more information.