Fordham University's Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (STEP) is an exciting and rigorous academic enrichment program designed to help prepare junior high and high school students for licensed professions and scientific, technical and health-related careers. STEP seeks to increase the representation of historically underrepresented minorities and economically disadvantaged people in these fields.
STEP offers an array of programs and services after school and on Saturday mornings during the academic year, and during a four-week, full-time summer program in July. STEP takes place at select school sites and at Fordham's Rose Hill campus. STEP students enjoy access to many facilities at Fordham. Classes are taught by Fordham faculty and graduate students, and by teachers from area high schools. STEP students benefit from a camaraderie with some of the area's brightest students.
Be in grades 7 through 12 and meet the following criteria:
- For the purpose of STEP students must live in NYS for the last two terms of school prior to entry into the STEP program; or reside in NYS for at least 12 months immediately preceding the first term for which he or she is seeking participation to a STEP program.
AND -- for the purpose of STEP one of the following must be met:
- Minorities historically underrepresented in the scientific, technical, health related, and licensed professions -- Black or African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaskan Native. OR Economically Disadvantaged as set by NYS. Economic eligibility requirements can be found on the Fordham STEP website listed below.