What is the CSU-LSAMP Program?
The National Science Foundation/California State University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program is a comprehensive statewide project dedicated to increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups graduating from the CSU with baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The LSAMP program emphasizes activities designed to enhance graduate school preparedness, interventions for community college transfer students, and expanding opportunities for student engagement in international activities.
Who is Eligible?
Undergraduate students who face or have faced social, educational or economic barriers to careers in STEM. Students must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. Students should be enrolled at Cal Poly in an undergraduate major in the College of Engineering, College of Science & Mathematics (except for Liberal Studies), Architectural Engineering, Architecture, Industrial Technology, Bioresource & Agricultural Engineering, Animal Science, Food Science, Nutrition, Agriculture and Environmental Plant Science, Forestry & Natural Resources or Soil Sciences, and Agricultural Science.
What Are the Benefits for LSAMP Students?
- Academic Advising to support graduate school planning
- Seminars on research experiences
- Graduate School Preparation
- Travel to California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education
- Textbook reimbursements for students on Dean's List
Acceptance of a Request for Funding application (Word) provides the following additional opportunities to conduct research and/or pursue interest in graduate education in STEM disciplines:
- Research stipend
- Travel reimbursement
- International educational activities
- Reimbursement of application fee to prospective graduate schools
- Reimbursement of fees for GRE or other related testing
Although the project's goals and anticipated outcomes are stated in terms of improving Under Represented Minority (URM) participation in STEM, it is important to emphasize that CSU-LSAMP does not limit participation to URM students or provide URM students preference in admission.
Supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. HRD-0802628 and the CSU Chancellor's Office, and coordinated by the Center for Excellence in STEM Education (CESAME) at Cal Poly, SLO. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.