LSAMP Scholar Program
The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Scholar Program, named in honor of former congressman Louis Stokes, is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded program intended to support historically underrepresented students in the STEM fields. Enrollment in the program is reserved to a select and highly committed group of undergraduate students with a declared major in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and pre-health professions.
Who was Louis Stokes?
Louis Stokes was an American attorney, civil rights pioneer and politician. He served 15 terms in the United States House of Representatives – representing the east side of Cleveland – and was the first African American congressman elected in the state of Ohio. Representative Stokes spent his life serving and defending those in need.
WPI LSAMP Scholar Program Mission
The long-term objective of the WPI LSAMP Scholar Program emerges out of the National Science Foundation (NSF)'s vision of LSAMP as a critical resource for high-potential historically underrepresented students with a passion and commitment to become industry and academic leaders in STEM areas. Our goal is to increase the numbers of Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino/a/x, Native American, and other historically underrepresented students graduating with baccalaureate degrees in STEM fields of study through creating a supportive community, offering academic support and guidance, and providing access to resources on and off campus.
Eligibility for the LSAMP Scholar Program is limited to select underrepresented students specifically: Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino/a/x, Native American, Alaska Native, and/or Pacific Islander (including Filipino) in certain STEM majors at WPI. Students must also be United States citizen or permanent United States resident.
Enrolled at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in an undergraduate STEM program.
Expressed interest in pursuing a Master's or Ph.D. in a STEM discipline.
Must prioritize attendance at required WPI LSAMP Scholar Program meetings, seminars, symposiums, and events.
Must prioritize attendance at required Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NELSAMP) meetings, seminars, symposiums, and events.
Complete LSAMP Scholar Program Application Form.
LSAMP Scholar Benefits
About the Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NELSAMP)
The Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NELSAMP) is designed to implement and enhance programs that encourage and support students in the STEM fields. Support is offered in the form of research opportunities, pre-college and college academic preparation, and graduate school programs. Each partner institution including Northeastern University, Tufts University, the University of Connecticut, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the University of Rhode Island, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute participate in Alliance-wide activities and offers project activities at its own campus.