Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program

What is LSAMP? 

The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program aims to increase the number of students entering and completing STEM degree programs in the United States. It is managed by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  

The program supports students from racial and ethnic groups that are historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines, which include African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Native Pacific Islanders.  

Eligible students who participate in Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) at UAlbany can also participate in the LSAMP program. 


Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program name with the NSF logo


What opportunities does LSAMP offer?  

Students who participate in LSAMP have access to STEM-related academic enrichment and research opportunities during the summer and academic year, including:  

  • University at Albany Summer Research Program (UASRP)
  • Supervised training in research methods  
  • Internships  
  • Admissions counseling for graduate and/or professional school  
  • Standardized test preparation  
  • Discounts on graduate prep courses  
  • Academic and career development  
  • Peer mentoring and tutoring  
  • Additional academic advising  
  • Luncheons, symposiums, workshops and fairs 
  • Opportunities to attend and present research at national conferences 
  • Opportunities to receive stipends 


Four students in business casual clothing pose with the Annual Biomedical Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) logo


Who is eligible and how do I apply?  

LSAMP participants must:  

  • Be U.S. citizen and/or a permanent resident  
  • Be from a historically underrepresented group in STEM, such as Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native American or Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander  
  • Demonstrate interest in pursuing STEM careers 
  • Maintain at least a 2.7 GPA at UAlbany  

Eligible UAlbany students can apply for LSAMP at any time. 

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