CSTEP Application for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

It is that time of year to fill out your annual CSTEP application for the 2017-2018 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.

Here are the requirements/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 2016-2017 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: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at noon

  • New applicant priority deadline: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at noon

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


Lamees Galal
Assistant Director of CSTEP
Health Sciences Library, Rm. 127