Eligibility

 

CSTEP is designed for NY State residents who belong to groups historically underrepresented in scientific, technical, health-related, or licensed professions or are economically disadvantaged, and who demonstrate interest in, and potential for, a CSTEP-targeted profession.

New York State Licensed Professions include:
Acupuncture
Applied Behavior Analysis
- Licensed Behavior Analysts
- Certified Behavior Analyst Assistants
Architecture
Athletic Training
Audiology
Certified Shorthand Reporting
Chiropractic
Clinical Laboratory Technology
- Clinical Laboratory Technologists
- Cytotechnologists
- Clinical Laboratory Technicians
- Certified Histological Technicians
Dentistry
- Dentists
- Dental Anesthesia/Sedation
- Dental Hygienists
- Certified Dental Assistants
Dietetics-Nutrition
Engineering
Geology
Interior Design
Land Surveying
Landscape Architecture
Massage Therapy
Medical Physics
Medicine
- Physicians
- Physician Assistants
- Specialist Assistants
Mental Health Practitioners
- Creative Arts Therapists
- Marriage and Family Therapists
- Mental Health Counselors
- Psychoanalysts
Midwifery
Nursing
- Registered Professional Nurses
- Nurse Practitioners
- Clinical Nurse Specialists
- Licensed Practical Nurses
Occupational Therapy
- Occupational Therapists
- Occupational Therapy Assistants
Ophthalmic Dispensing
Optometry
Pathologists' Assistant
Perfusion
Pharmacy
- Pharmacists
- Pharmacy Establishments
Physical Therapy
- Physical Therapists
- Physical Therapist Assistants
Podiatry
Polysomnographic Technology
Psychology
Public Accountancy
- Certified Public Accountants
- Public Accountants
Respiratory Therapy
- Respiratory Therapists
- Respiratory Therapy Technicians
Social Work
- Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Speech-Language Pathology
Veterinary Medicine
- Veterinarian
- Veterinary Technician

Students must be enrolled full-time and be in good academic standing in an approved scientific, technical, health-related, pre-professional, or professional undergraduate or graduate program of study. Individuals historically underrepresented in the scientific, technical, health-related, and licensed professions are African-American, Hispanic/ Latino, American Indian or Alaskan Native. 

A student is economically disadvantaged if he or she meets specific eligibility requirements. This is determined using New York State Opportunity Program Tables for annual income and the number of individuals in the student's household.  Each student must submit income documentation to the CSTEP Office as part of the application package.

For more information contact Marsha A. Sawyer, Director of Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) & McNair Scholars Program at 315-229-5605.