About Us

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is designed to increase the quality and number of students from under-represented minority groups who complete undergraduate degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

The program is funded by the National Science Foundation with the long-term goal of increasing the number of underrepresented students who enter STEM professions and potentially pursue postbaccalaureate studies. Across the country, LSAMP provide support services at many levels to help interested students succeed in STEM majors and careers and to provide networks with other LSAMP Scholars.

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program is named after Louis Stokes, the first African-American congressman elected in the state of Ohio. Stokes devoted his career and work to ensuring that equality is observed amongst all groups of people, especially within the National Science Foundation. The LSAMP program is designed to increase the quality and number of students from historically underrepresented groups who complete both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), as funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Rutgers University—New Brunswick serves as a member of the Garden State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (GS-LSAMP) and is currently one of its 8 colleges and universities in central and northern New Jersey. The Rutgers New Brunswick LSAMP program includes the following schools: School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering, and School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. All activities and recruitment on the New Brunswick campus are planned and managed by a Coordinating Council that includes representatives from varying departmental faculty, academic staff, and our campus partners.

Partners at Rutgers University—LSAMP include the following:

  • Educational Opportunity Fund
    • School of Arts and Sciences EOF
    • School of Environmental and Biological Sciences EOF
    • School of Engineering EOF
  • Student Support Services
  • Aresty Research Center
  • Office for Diversity and Academic Success in the Sciences
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
  • Rutgers Learning Centers

LSAMP scholars have access to outstanding opportunities to help them complete a degree in a STEM field. LSAMP Scholars will be able to:

  • Join a community of peers, mentors, faculty and administrators who will help you excel at Rutgers
  • Prepare for exciting research and internship opportunities
  • Access the support and/or resources available within the Rutgers community