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



Bridging the Gaps Program/STEP Program

300 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201



Bridging the Gap/ STEP Program Eligibility

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 report card or a transcript
  • Total GPA: 70 and above
  • Scores of 65 or above for each subject area (Math, English, Science, etc.)
  • Good record of attendance (no more than 5 absent per semester)
  • No record of behavior matters
  • 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:

  • Student’s household income is less than or equal to the income levels indicated below.

New York State Opportunity Programs Income Eligibility Criteria 2023-2024

Persons in Family/Household 2023-2024
1 $25,142
2 $33,874
3 $42,606
4 $51,338
5 $60,070
6 $68,802
7 $77,534
8 $86,266
For 2023-24, add $8,732 for each family member in excess of 8
  • *If applying under economic criteria, please provide 2021 or 2022 1040 income tax form (first and second page only).

The grant award requires that New York City College of Technology abide by New York State Education Departments’ eligibility criteria. Please visit their website at: