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LSAMP Fellowships

LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation) is a fellowship program for undergraduate students majoring in the sciences. The goal is to increase the numbers of minority students who complete STEM BS degrees and enter STEM graduate pro¬grams. Approximately 16 fellowships will be awarded each year. The standard amount of each stipend is $2,000. Applicants with Hope scholarships are preferred. Applicants normally must have some non-federal support to be used as matching funds. All qualified undergraduate students will be considered but preference will be given to upper level students, those carrying out research projects, and continuing fellows. Students who have previously received an LSAMP Fellowship must be actively engaged in research to be considered for a renewal. Further inquiries about the program should be directed to Dr. Al Baumstark (, Dr.Davon Kennedy (, or Dr. B. Baumstark (

Applications and Award Dates: Applications for the current year are being accepted now until all fellowships are awarded.

The requirements are:

  • B.S. major in Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Biology, Math, or Geology (STEM)
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Essay on background and career goals including anticipated graduation date and graduate school plans
  • GPA 3.0 or higher
  • HOPE Scholarship (needed to match the federal funds)
  • Letter from faculty member/research advisor

To apply, please download, complete, and submit the application to Dr. Baumstark’s mailbox in the Chemistry Main Office, 380 Petit Science Center.