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Eligibility for STEP

SUNY Fredonia-Seneca Nation Science & Technology Entry Program (STEP)
E243 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: 716-673-3531
Student Eligibility Criteria:

STEP is funded through the New York State Education Department (NYSED). A student is eligible if he or she is a member of an underrepresented group and meets the GPA/School requirements or meets the NYS Opportunity Program criteria for economic disadvantage and the GPA/School requirements. See chart below. If you have any questions, please contact the STEP Program Office at (716) 673-3531.

Member of an Underrepresented Group

Economic Disadvantage

GPA/School Requirements

A student is a member of a group that has been “historically underrepresented” in the scientific, technical, engineering, and mathematical fields. NYSED has defined those groups as African American/Black, Hispanic / Latino, Native American/ Alaskan Native.

A student's household income cannot exceed the New York State Opportunity Programs Income Eligibility Criteria.

NYSOP Income Eligibility Criteria

Number of Dependents

2013-2014 Income














  • Student has an 80 % GPA
  • Student has an interest in pursuing a career in the science, technology, engineering or math(STEM) fields.
  •  Student is in good standing with his/her school.



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