Bridging the Gaps(BTG)/ Science, Technology, Entry Program (STEP)



Bridging the Gaps Program/STEP Program

250 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201



Eligibility Requirements

Based on NYSED mandated criteria, eligible applicants will:

  • be a middle or high school student in grades 7-12 submit a completed application (each and/or every semester) with the most updated reportcard or a transcript.
  • have a minimum 70 cumulative grade point average (GPA)
  • be a resident of New York State at least 12 months (2 semesters)
  • identify as African American, Latino, Native American Indians or Alaskan Natives, OR meets state-determined economic criteria below:
  • A student is considered economically disadvantaged if the: Students household income is less than or equal to the income levels indicated below.

New York State Opportunity Programs Income Eligibility Criteria 2017-2018

Persons in Family/Household 2017-2018
1 $21,978
2 $29,637
3 $37,296
4 $44,955
5 $52,614
6 $60,273
7 $67,951*

Add $7,696 for each family member in excess of 7*

Required Registration Documents

1.Bridging the Gap (BTG) Application Form

2.Parent Consent Form

3.Most recent Transcript or/and Reportcard

4.Release and Waiver Liability Form