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 2018-2019
1 $22,311
2 $30,044
3 $37,777
4 $45,510
5 $53,243
6 $60,976
7 $68,709
8 $76,442

Add $7,733 for each family member in excess of 8*

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