Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) Application for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

It is that time of year to fill out your annual CSTEP application for the 2018-2019 academic year. CSTEP stands for the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program.  CSTEP is a program sponsored and funded by the New York State Department of Education. It is an initiative that aids in the success of students in preparing for careers in the scientific, technical and health-related fields.

Requirements and Eligibility:

  • New York State resident
  • From a historically underrepresented background (African-American/Black/Hispanic/Latino/Native American)

Here is what CSTEP can offer students:

  • 1 on 1 advising with CSTEP staff
  • Workshop/professional development/networking opportunities
  • Some financial support for academic resources
  • Access to a lending library
  • Conference experience
  • Social events
  • Study space

On the application, there are designated sections for new and returning applicants. If you were part of CSTEP at Upstate in prior year(s) but not this past 2017-2018 academic year, then please fill out the application as a new applicant. We encourage both Syracuse and Binghamton campus students to apply.


  • Returning applicant priority deadline: Thursday, May 31, 2018 at noon
  • New applicant priority deadline: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at noon

Mary Ann Grandinetta;
Director of CSTEP
Health Sciences Library, Rm. 126