Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (C-STEP )

Fordham University
Bronx, NY.
Type Academic Enrichment, Academic Year Program, Basic Science Research, Clinical Research, Test Preparation


The number of science and healthcare jobs is expected to grow dramatically over the next 10 years. Yet only 18 percent of STEM and related degrees are awarded to underrepresented minorities each year.*

At Fordham CSTEP, we want to see those numbers change. CSTEP is a statewide undergraduate scholars program designed to prepare minority and economically disadvantaged students for careers in fields in which they are underrepresented:

  • STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)
  • Health professions
  • Law
  • Other licensed professions (full list below)


CSTEP is a statewide effort in New York to increase the number of underrepresented minority and financially disadvantaged students pursuing STEM and other targeted professions. As such, eligibility requirements set by the state are as follows:

    • Students must meet the minimum 12-month New York state residency requirement.
    • Underrepresented minorities are identified by New York state as Black/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans, and Alaskan Natives.
  • Students that are not members of these groups may be eligible for the program if they meet financial requirements. This table lists gross family income limits for applicants who are not members of the above under represented minority groups.

More Information

Michael A. Molina, Director
Rose Hill: 718-817-3266
Lincoln Center: 212-636-7122