The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program is named after Louis Stokes, a congressman from Cleveland, Ohio. The LSAMP program assists universities and colleges in diversifying the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce through their efforts at significantly increasing the numbers of students successfully completing degree programs in STEM disciplines. Particular emphasis is placed on transforming STEM education through innovative recruitment and retention strategies and experiences in support of groups historically under-represented in STEM discipline: African-Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders. Each LSAMP grant establishes an alliance that will work to significantly increase underrepresented student success in STEM fields.
All majors in the School of Environment and Natural Resources are eligible to participate in this program.
Benefits for SENR students in the LSAMP Program:
- Attend a bridge program with other students in STEM majors
- Learn more about the bridge program here: LSAMP Summer Bridge Program
- Receive up to a $1,000 stipend in your first year
- Priority placement with a faculty mentor
- Enhanced opportunities to join the SENR undergraduate Honors program
- Personal coaching from academic staff
- Faculty-mentored undergraduate research
- Peer mentoring from upper-class LSAMP students
- Supplemental instruction or tutoring
- Attend the Ohio LSAMP statewide conference
Learn more about Ohio State’s LSAMP program at the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Website.
Learn more about the achievements of nation-wide LSAMP alumni here: