Eligibility Criteria

All prospective applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Is a US resident and enrolled in classes at GKF’s partner school
  • Is currently enrolled in 5th grade and on track to be promoted to the 6th grade
  • Is classified as an economical disadvantage youth as defined by the Federal Government (a family whose gross income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines)
  • Is eligible for benefits funded by Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF),
  • Must attend an Annul STEM FAIR.
  • Must maintain a monthly attendance of average of 95%.


Additionally, applicants must meet one of the at-risk criteria outlined below:

  • Be placed under foster care or has received services six (6) months prior to the application period
  • Be deemed eligible for public housing assistance
  • Be covered under the state’s Child Welfare Waiver Demonstration project
  • Must have an immediate family has who is incarcerated