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N.Y. Governor Awards Full Tuition to Some SUNY/CUNY Students

Money by A. Magill (Flickr Commons)New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has pledged over $8 million to cover a full year’s tuition at campuses of the State University of New York and City University of New York for about 2,000 high school graduates, about 10 percent of the state’s top performing STEM students, according to the Middletown Times-Herald Record. The governor plans to increase that number to 8,000 students by 2018.

The article mentions that STEM programs at many SUNY and CUNY campuses have been expanding as well. At SUNY New Paltz,  engineering enrollment has soared by 75 percent since 2008 and new facilities are being created. The governor’s plan has sparked New York legislators to develop their own scholarships, but they plan to study similar programs in California, Maryland, Georgia, and Texas, before announcing their proposal.