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Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

What is LSAMP?

LSAMP is the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation and is a National Science Foundation funded program goals to:

  1. increase the quality and quantity of students from under-represented populations successfully completing non-medical science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degree programs.
  2. increase the number of students from under-represented populations interested in and academically qualified for doctoral programs in STEM professions.

Using NSF guidelines, under-represented individuals include members of American Indian or Alaskan Native, African American, Hispanic/Latino and Pacific Islander groups.

MSU LSAMP is part of The Garden State LSAMP program, led by Rutgers-Newark which has a number of participating colleges and universities in New Jersey.

You can find additional information in the MSU LSAMP brochure (coming soon).

You can also contact the MSU LSAMP Coordinator for further information:

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Yvonne Gindt

Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry



Join a community of individuals who share your goal of striving for excellence in your chosen STEM profession.
Attend exclusive meetings that hone your professional skills with advice and help for scholarship and internship applications and resume development.
Get personal advising focused on preparing applications to doctoral programs in STEM disciplines.
Participate in faculty-directed research and present that research at a state-wide research meeting exclusively for LSAMP students.
Receive mentorship as you start your academic career.
Later in your career, you will have the opportunity to serve as a mentor to future LSAMP students.
Gain access to financial resources that support your research endeavors, both domestic and international. As a participant in the program, you also qualify for the Bridge to the Doctorate (B2D) program that provides a generous annual stipend for your first two years of doctoral work.

Learn more about becoming a member, and what it means to progress to being a scholar and a mentor.