Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority participation (LSAMP) Program

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Leadership and Academic Enhancement Program, named in honor of former congressman Louis Stokes, is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded program intended to support historically underrepresented students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Enrollment in the program is reserved for a select and highly committed group of students with a declared major in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Alliance program, through the development and implementation of curricular and co-curricular activities, aims to increase the success of underrepresented students in STEM majors and help develop highly qualified STEM professionals ready to be competitive in the workforce or graduate school.

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Program Highlights

  • Paid Participation in Summer Bridge Program
  • Paid Summer Research Opportunities
  • Participation in a Peer-Mentoring Cohort
  • Workshops on Applying to Summer Internships
  • Workshops on STEM Career Exploration
  • Resume Writing and Job Search Support
  • Paid Travel to Research Conferences
  • Paid Professional Society Memberships


Do you have questions regarding the application process, research opportunities, and how LSAMP can benefit you?  Please reach out to:

Dr. Mahrukh Azam (Professor, Department of Chemistry)
Science Complex South 119A
Call: 610-436-2982
email: mazam@wcupa.edu