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 ways to benefit from LSAMP:

  1. enroll in the LSAMP Program
  2. become a Research Fellow
  3. participate in the Summer Research Program

Students can apply the LSAMP program at any time. The Research Fellows Program and Summer Research Program application periods are typically around March.

This program includes a Research Fellows Program designed to support student involvement in activities that enhance graduate school readiness, and a Summer Research Program held in conjunction with Bridges to the Baccalaureate program to facilitate research understanding.


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.

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