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.

 The processing of all applications and supporting documentation will take some time. Successful candidates will be notified in May.

 

2021 Scholarships

• Three scholarships of $5,000 per year for 4 years ($20,000 total per student) • 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 • Eligibility criteria: cumulative average of 3.0, remain in an SRC-specific major for 4 years, participation in at least one summer internship, and must be a U.S. citizen
• One scholarship of $2,000 per year for 4 years ($8,000 total) • Students intending to study Architecture will be considered • Eligibility criteria: cumulative average of 3.0, complete at least one internship with King & King, and remain in an Architecture major
• One scholarship of $1,000 per year for 4 years ($4,000 total per student) • Students intending to study Chemistry, Physics, Biology, or Material Science • Eligibility criteria: Cumulative average of 3.0, participation in at least one summer internship, must be a U.S. citizen, remain in an INFICON major, and must be willing to work in clean room environment
• Two scholarships of $2,000 per year for 4 years ($8,000 total per student) • Students intending to study Mechanical and Electrical Engineering will be considered • Eligibility criteria: cumulative average of 3.0, participation in at least one summer internship, remain in a TTM specific major
• One scholarship of $2,000 per year for 4 years ($8,000 total) • Students intending to study Electrical, Automation, or Process Engineering • Eligibility criteria: cumulative average of 3.0, participation in at least one summer internship, remain in a Novelis specific major • Oswego and Onondaga County residents will be given preference
• One scholarship of $2,000 per year for 2 years ($4,000 total) • Students intending to study Mechatronix will be considered • Eligibility criteria: cumulative average of 3.0, participation in at least one summer internship, remain in a Sherrill specific major • Students from VVS and Oneida districts will be given preference
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Scholarship Application

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

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

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

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