What is CSTEP?

CSTEP is a New York State Education Department (NYSED) grant-funded program geared to increase the number of underrepresented students who are pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), health-related fields and professional licensure.

Eligibility Standards

  • Be a New York State resident
  • Full-time student
  • Be majoring in STEM, health related, or licensed professions
  • Be historically underrepresented (Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American/American Indian and/or economically disadvantaged (per NYS guidelines)
  • Have or maintain a 2.50 cumulative GPA (80 or better incoming freshman)

Benefits of becoming a CSTEP scholar

  • Access to lending library and textbook awards
  • College/University transferring guides & assistance
  • Individualized academic and career guidance
  • Graduate/Professional school admission preparation
  • Incentives for completing internship or research experiences
  • Peer tutoring and study groups
  • Monetary assistance to qualified members for - admission tests, transfer fees, final transcripts, etc
  • Opportunity to attend state-wide conference
  • Meet new people...become part of our "family" of scholars

Complete the Application