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CSU-LSAMP Student Scholars Program

For Undergraduate Students in the California State University
Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation


The CSU-LSAMP Program is a comprehensive, statewide program dedicated to increasing the number of students from underrepresented minority groups (URM) graduating from campuses of the California State University (CSU) with baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.  Initiated in 1994, the CSU-LSAMP Alliance currently consists of 22 of the 23 campuses of the CSU. The Senior Phase of CSU-LSAMP proposed a continued emphasis on activities designed to enhance graduate school preparedness of upper division students.

Eligibility for the CSU-LSAMP program is restricted to students who face social, educational, or economic barriers to careers in STEM.

csu-lsamp logoCSU-LSAMP has implemented a Student Scholar’s Program designed to increase the number of CSU-LSAMP students that enter graduate STEM programs by supporting undergraduate CSU-LSAMP students who have declared this interest in pursuing graduate study in STEM fields.  

In addition the program provides:
1.   Travel Funds for the student to visit U.S. graduate degree granting institutions and/or to attend a professional meeting appropriate to the student's development.
2.   Funds for other related activities, such as student membership in professional organizations and subscriptions to journals, graduate school application and test fees, GRE preparation, and minor research materials costs.

General Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Applicants to the CSU-LSAMP Scholars Program must be upper-division students who have participated in CSU-LSAMP activities prior to submission of the application.  Applicants must also be enrolled at a CSU institution as of Fall 2011 and be enrolled at a CSU campus for at least one semester or two (2) quarter terms of the academic year 2012-2013.

All applicants must be either U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of application.  Previous CSU-LSAMP Scholars are not eligible to re-apply.  Each applicant must have a faculty sponsor from the student’s home campus who will be available for the duration of the plan specified in the application.  The program is designed for students interested in obtaining research degrees. Students interested in obtaining professional degrees (law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, or an MBA degree or teaching credential) are not eligible.

Applications for the 2013-2014 Academic Year are no longer being accepted. Please contact your CSU-LSAMP Campus Coordinator for campus specific requirements and deadlines.

If you have any questions about this application process please contact:

Nicole Campos, Project Manager
CSU-LSAMP Statewide Office
California State University
6000 J Street, SQU 226
Sacramento, CA  95819-6124
(916) 278-3845 (phone) ● (916) 278-3854 (fax)