CNY STEM Scholarship Program

The CNY STEM Scholarship Program was designed in conjunction with Partners for Education & Business (PEB) and the CNY STEM Hub, to support CNY high school seniors who plan to pursue a college degree in a STEM-related field. Residents of Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, and Tompkins counties are eligible to apply and preference is given to those attending a NYS higher education institution. The program is administered by PEB and the CNY STEM Hub.

These scholarships are designed to support the best and brightest students in the Central New York Region in their quest to pursue STEM fields in college. The scholarships are based on applicants' academic achievements and extracurricular activities, as well as the essay and an interview. Each scholarship provides financial assistance in varying amounts and an internship. Applicants can only be awarded one scholarship that includes an internship.

2023 Participating Companies

Past Scholarship Examples

  • Three scholarships of $5,000 per year for 4 years ($20,000 total per student)
  • Paid internship after sophomore year
  • Students intending to study computer science, computer or software engineering, or electrical engineering will be considered
  • Two scholarships will be focused on minority and female applicants
  • Two scholarships of $2,000 per year for 4 years ($8,000 total per student)
  • Students intending to study automation, process or electrical engineering will be considered
  • Two scholarships of $2,000 per year for 4 years ($8,000 total per student)
  • Students intending to study electrical or mechanical engineering will be considered
  • Two scholarships of $1,000 per year for 4 years ($4,000 total per student)
  • Students intending to study chemical, electrical or mechanical engineering will be considered
  • One scholarship of $2,000 per year for 4 years ($8,000 total per student)
  • Students intending to study mechanical engineering will be considered
  • Two scholarships of $1,000 per year for 4 years ($4,000 total per student)
  • Students intending to study electrical or mechanical engineering will be considered
  • One scholarship of $2,000 per year for 4 years ($8,000 total per student)
  • Students intending to study architecture will be considered

*Paid internships are dependent upon company-specific business conditions

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Scholarship Applications

Before starting the scholarship application, please gather the following information:

  • Your parent/guardian name and email
  • A list of your extracurricular activities, with dates
  • A list of any honors/awards, with dates

You will be asked to complete an essay in 500 works or less that answers the following questions:

  • What makes you tick?
  • Why are you choosing a STEM field?
  • Why is STEM important to the world?
  • How will this scholarship help you become a part of the STEM future?