Program Mission

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). This program is funded by the National Science Foundation with the long-term goal of increasing the number of under-represented students who enter STEM professions and who earn doctorates in the STEM fields. LSAMP Alliances across the country are designed to provide support services at many levels to help interested students succeed in STEM majors and careers and to provide networks with other LSAMP Scholars

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

  • Join a community of peers, mentors, faculty and administrators who will help you excel at Rutgers.
  • Make connections with some of the university’s most prestigious faculty.
  • Participate in special academic success programs in science, math and engineering areas.
  • Prepare for exciting research and internship opportunities.
  • Earn a book stipend by participating in program activities.