York STEM Academy

The York STEM Academy is a grant-funded program sponsored by the Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program at the US Department of Education. The Academy is a two-year program designed to provide academic support and professional development to students pursuing bachelor’s degrees in Science, Technology, and Math.

Why become a York STEM Academy Scholar?

As a York STEM Academy Scholar, you will gain the following:

  • Summer Research Experiences with a $1,500 stipend
  • Classes and activities designed to support your academic and career success
  • Professional development opportunities with faculty mentors
  • Support to attend national scientific conferences
  • Assistance with applying to graduate/medical/dental/veterinary schools
  • A community of peers interested in science degrees and careers

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify, a successful applicant must:

  • Be a United States citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Be interested in majoring in Bio-Technology (BS), Biology (BA/BS), Chemistry (BA/BS), Clinical Lab Science/MT (BS), Computer Science (BS), Environmental Health Science (BS), Geology (BS), Information Systems (BS), Mathematics (BA/BS), Pharmaceutical Science (BS) or Physics (BS)
  • Agree to participate in seminars, professional development workshops, summer research experiences, and academic support workshops (ENG, MATH, BIO, CHEM)
  • Maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of 2.5.