Le Moyne Receives STEP and CSTEP Funding Totaling $1.67 Million from State Education Department
Le Moyne has received two awards from the New York State Education Department that will ensure continuation of two vital programs at the College - the Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) and the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP).
STEP was awarded $990,000 to serve 99 students each year, while CSTEP will receive $680,000 to serve 68 students per year. The funding period for both programs is July 1, 2020 to June, 30, 2025.
“We’re honored and thrilled to receive these funds because of the services they will provide for students on the Le Moyne campus and for students throughout Onondaga County,” said Darshini Roopnarine, assistant dean in student development who oversees both programs. “I would like to thanks everyone on campus, as well as our many external partners, who wrote letters of support, which helped us achieve this funding.”
The Le Moyne College STEP program has been operating at Le Moyne since 1987. STEP prepares historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students for college, and careers in math, science, technology and the health-related or licensed professions. The STEP program includes high school and college admissions counseling, standardized test preparation, tutoring, internships, Regents exam preparation and career awareness/development activities
The CSTEP program is dedicated to increasing the number of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students pursuing careers in mathematics, science, technology, the health-related fields and the licensed professions. CSTEP programs involve students in summer and academic year components including extensive academic support and enrichment, supervised training in research methods, internships and graduate and professional school admissions counseling.