STEP Summer Program

The Fordham University STEP 2022 Academic Summer Program will be a five week in person academy for rising 8th through 12th graders at both the Lincoln Center (Manhattan) and Rose Hill (Bronx) campuses. 

During the program, STEP scholars will receive the following services: 

  • Academic support for the math and science classes students will take in the spring. 

  • Exposure to STEM-related (science, technology, engineering, and math), health, and licensed professions.

  • Advising and preparation for the academic and social rigors of high school and college life. 

  • Social justice workshops facilitated by Fordham faculty as well as area organizations. 

  • Opportunities to interact and build community with other STEP scholars. 

  • Mentoring and tutoring from Fordham CSTEP Scholars. 

  • Fun and Educational trips on Fridays!

Program Meeting Dates: Tuesday, July 5–Thursday, August 4, 2022


How to Apply

Instructions for Returning Applicants 

Returning STEP Scholars should contact STEP staff to attain a copy of the Intent to Return form. Completed forms must be returned by Saturday, April 30, 2022.  

Instructions for New Applicants 

Please complete and submit the new applicant application electronically by Wednesday, June 1, 2022

STEP Rose Hill (Bronx) Electronic Application

STEP Lincoln Center (Manhattan) Electronic Application

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:




  • View the STEP Program eligibility requirements.

  • Thank you for your interest in the Fordham University STEP Summer Program. To complete the application in one sitting, please have the following prepared in advance:

    • A scanned copy of your most recent report card for upload (PDF, Word, Image/Picture are acceptable).
    • A copy of your COVID vaccination card or Excelsior Pass for upload (PDF, Word, Image/Picture are acceptable).
    • The complete email address of a math or science teacher that will complete a recommendation form on your behalf.
    • Two short responses to the questions below.  Each response should be a minimum of 150 and no more than 500 words.
      1. What is the biggest problem that you see in your community/neighborhood? How would you solve it?
      2. What do you hope to gain from being a part of the Fordham STEP Program?
    • Resume

    Note: Parents will have to provide an electronic signature to verify the facts of the commitment to the STEP fall program.

    • What is the attendance policy?
      • Students are required to be present for the duration of the summer program. Students and families should review their vacation schedule and ensure that it does not conflict with the dates of the STEP Program. 
    • Is there an application fee?
      • No.
    • Is there a registration fee?
      • Yes, please contact the campus you are interested in for the registration fee. However, there are scholarships and financial aid available for all who need support to participate.
    • How are the days structured during the STEP Summer Program?
      • The summer STEP Program will include Math and Science enrichment courses followed by personal and professional development courses and recreation. Please note that feild trips will be on Fridays. 

    • Are there other academic offerings if I am not taking a math or science class in the summer or academic year?
      • Yes, for students who either are not taking a math/science class in the summer or academic year or are taking a math/science class at school that STEP does not offer, there will be a course availble for those students.