Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program

The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) at Iona College, is an academic enrichment program, designed to provide academic support during the undergraduate years to underrepresented minority or economically disadvantaged students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), health-related fields and the licensed professions.

The CSTEP program drives success by providing eligible students with:

  • Tutorial assistance
  • CSTEP-focused workshops
  • Career preparedness events
  • Scholarships for enrollment in Kaplan preparatory classes for DAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, OAT and PCAT
  • Financial assistance with graduate and professional school admission applications
  • Academic advisement
  • Opportunities to participate in the College’s Annual Undergraduate Research Scholars Day
  • Access to Careers in Science at Iona (CSI) Program
  • Career, Research and Professional Development Conferences, including the Annual CSTEP Statewide Student Conference
  • Paid internship and research opportunities

Eligibility

Applicants must be New York State residents and full-time matriculated Iona students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher

Applicants must be pursuing careers in one of the following:

  • Computer Science
  • Medicine, Physician Assistant, Nursing, Optometry, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Veterinary Medicine or Pharmacy
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Laboratory Science, STEM Research
  • Law/Attorney
  • Psychology or Social Work

Request an Application 

As an aspiring MD/Ph.D. candidate, CSTEP has played a major role in providing support towards my educational endeavors through mentorship, guidance, and advisement. In addition, stipends from CSTEP have allowed me to conduct and present my research.

Mariama Njie '20, Chemistry/Computer Science (BS/MS)

Contact Us

CSTEP Office


Spellman Hall, Room 4-208, 2nd Floor
Robert V. LaPenta Student Union
Phone: (914) 633-2474

Melissa Solis
Program Director
Email: msolis@iona.edu

Abigail Cleare
Program Coordinator
Email: acleare@iona.edu