College Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)

What is CSTEP?

The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), funded by the New York State Education Department (NYSED), is a program intended to increase access by minority and economically disadvantaged students to academic programs at the college level in scientific and technical fields.

The Vaughn College CSTEP program began in fall 2020 and intends to serve 100 students, at any given time, enrolled full-time in bachelor’s degree in STEM majors. Learn more about Vaughn’s Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program below.

For general information, contact .

Contact CSTEP
Dr. Amir Elzawawy, project director,
Cecelia Izzo, assistant director,

Please review the sections below for information about CSTEP eligibility, applying, program benefits, frequently asked questions and more.


For further explanation, please direct all inquiries to or Cecelia Izzo, CSTEP assistant director at
for more details.