Collegiate Development Programs

Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)


Increase the number of students from under-represented groups who are pursuing professional licensure and careers in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields.

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Institutional Eligibility

  • competitive grants are awarded to postsecondary institutions and/or professional schools

Student Eligibility

  • New York state resident
  • African-American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaskan native
  • Economically disadvantaged (Institutions must assure that no more than 20% of all CSTEP students are concurrently enrolled in a state-funded opportunity program)

Program Services

  • CSTEP provides academic enrichment and research experience in STEM content areas. 
  • Projects consist of academic year and summer components including:
    • Supervised training in research methods
    • Graduate/professional school admissions preparation
    • Standardized tests preparation
    • Academic and career development activities

For further information contact

Collegiate Development Programs Unit
New York State Education Department
Room 505W, Education Building
Albany, NY 12234
(518) 474-3719
E-mail: or

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Last Updated: May 25, 2016