Join The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program

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
  • Receive a 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

Applications are Due May 31st

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:



“LSAMP is a great way to kickstart friendships and gain support from different people connected with OSU. The summer bridge program is useful in providing an introduction and way to familiarize yourself with campus before the fall semester rush begins, and it’s invaluable as a freshman.”
Ansley Watkins
Natural Resource Management Major
Class of 2021