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Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program

How to Become a CSTEP Scholar

Students interested in enrolling in the Hofstra University Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program have an option to be a CSTEP member or CSTEP scholar. See guidelines on eligibility. Both scholar and member must meet the following New York State Education Department (NYSED) criteria:

NYSED Criteria

  1. NY State Resident
  2. Enrolled in a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) program or pre-licensure field; i.e. accounting, physical therapy, law, etc.
  3. Underrepresented student from one of the following groups: African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American or Indian or Alaskan Native OR from other groups who meet the economically disadvantaged criteria as outlined by the NY State Education Department. 

CSTEP Scholar Criteria

  1. Participate in 4 workshops per semester; 2 must be CSTEP sponsored events
  2. Meet with program personnel 3 times per semester for advising and counseling that may include discussions about academics, finances, career guidance or personal concerns.
  3. Be in good academic standing.


  1. Participate in a science, technology, engineering or math related research project, unpaid internship or volunteer opportunity (meet with staff to be sure your work qualifies)

*Note: requirements may vary each semester

CSTEP Scholar Benefits

  1. Eligible for small scholarship
  2. First priority for opportunities such as:
    1. Mentoring Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) students
    2. CSTEP Summer internship position and scholarship
    3. Opportunities to attend conferences and workshops to display undergraduate work as well as meet industry professionals
    4. First selection for books in the Textbook Loaner Program
  3. Plus the opportunity to participate in all CSTEP program and activities.

*Note: Students must meet CSTEP Scholar requirements each semester to remain a scholar

How to Apply
For an application please visit 013 Hagedorn Hall or call (516) 463-5796.