About the Program
The goal of Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is to support students as they successfully complete their academic degree program and enhancing their futures in the STEM disciplines.
There are three components to LSAMP:
- General LSAMP Program - general LSAMP members are eligible for:
- Textbook reimbursement.
- GRE and graduate application fee reimbursement.
- LSAMP-specific scholarships.
- International research opportunities.
- Research Fellows Program
- In addition to the benefits of the general LSAMP membership, you will also conduct research during the academic year.
- Summer Research Program
- In addition to the benefits of the general LSAMP membership, you will also conduct research during the summer term.
Students can apply to the general LSAMP program at any time. The Research Fellows Program and Summer Research Program application periods are typically around March.
Depending on your availability, you have the flexibility to participate as a general member or in one or both of the LSAMP research programs. For example, if you have obligations during the summer, you can apply to participate for the academic year research program and vice versa. If you are only available in the academic year or summer, if accepted, we will honor your preference. If you have no preference, please mark this on the application. Note: if you apply to both, you may not be awarded a spot in both programs.
The California State University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (CSU-LSAMP), with NSF Support, was initiated in 1993 to serve as a comprehensive California State University (CSU) statewide program dedicated to broadening participation in STEM disciplines.
At the time the Alliance was established, it included 16 campuses of the California State University and was gradually expanded to include all 23 universities of the CSU. Hence, this project is truly a comprehensive effort of the CSU, the largest system of public higher education in the world, located in the largest and most diverse State in the Nation.