The purpose of CSTEP is to increase the number of college graduates who are from ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in technical-related fields, or who are from economically disadvantaged families to pursue careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Math, Engineering or the licensed professions. CSTEP is sponsored by the New York State Education Department’s Bureau of Professional Career Opportunity Programs.
- Underrepresented minority students (African American, Hispanic, Native American or income eligibility set up by NYS Department of Education for all NYS Opportunity Programs)
- STEM majors or intended career in licensed profession
- NYS resident