Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

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The NYC Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NYC-LSAMP) in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology (STEM) is a research and scientific training program, sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation in collaboration with the City University of New York. NYC-LSAMP is an alliance of 17 CUNY colleges and the CUNY Graduate Center.

The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students from minority groups (African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders) who pursue bachelor’s and graduate degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

Program Benefits

  • Stipends for student research assistants (up to $6,000 annually)
  • Invitations to local, national and international science conferences
  • Summer study abroad opportunity (National and International)
  • Professional Development/ Peer Mentor Certification
  • Stipends for conferences and workshops
  • Funds to professors for research supplies and equipment.

International Research

Selected students will participate in an 8-week research internship at an international university during the summer months. Opportunities are available in:

  • Austria
  • Brazil
  • Columbia
  • Sweden
  • Singapore
  • The Netherlands
  • China

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a member of a federally designated underrepresented group (Black, Hispanic, Native American, Native Pacific Islander, Alaskan Native);
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Have earned at least 12 credits, including one credit bearing course leading to a science, technology, engineering or mathematics major, with a grade of “B” or better;
  • Have a minimum G.P.A of 2.8
  • Be a registered full-time student (12 credits).

Find more information about the LSAMP program, see the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Brochure.