New York State (NYS) Math & Science Teaching Incentive Scholarships are offered to encourage students to pursue careers as secondary math and science teachers (grades 7-12). This program provides awards to students attending school at the undergraduate and/or graduate degree level in exchange for five years of full-time employment as secondary education math or science teachers.

Applicants must:

Be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens
Be attending a college located in NYS
Be matriculated in an approved undergraduate or graduate program at a degree granting institution in NYS leading to a career as a secondary education math or science teacher.
Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher
Execute a Service Contract in which they agree to work for five years as a secondary school math or science teacher. View the terms and conditions of the Service Contract.
Not have a service obligation under another program. For example, students may not hold both the Federal Teach Grant and a NYS Math and Science Teacher Incentive Program award at the same time.
Not be in default on a federally guaranteed student loan. 

Award Amounts

Recipients shall receive an annual award for full-time study equal to the annual tuition charged to NYS resident students attending an undergraduate program at the State University of New York, or actual tuition charged, whichever is less. The maximum annual award for the 2014-15 academic year is $6,195.00.

New applicants will be ranked by GPA and total credits earned. If there are more applicants than available funding, awards will be paid according to rank.


Recipients shall be entitled to an annual award for not more than four academic years of full-time undergraduate study and one academic year of full-time graduate study while matriculating in an approved program leading to permanent certification as a secondary education teacher in mathematics or science.

For further information go to the  web site at
Higher Education Service Corporation