LSAMP can help you bridge key transitions: from high school to college; from college into graduate school; and ultimately into a rewarding career in science, technology, math, or engineering. We support your success by providing financial support, career building opportunities, and academic support.
The Upstate LSAMP alliance comprises seven Upstate institutions of higher education including Clarkson University, Cornell University, Monroe Community College, Onondaga Community College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Syracuse University. Together, our goal is to increase the recruitment and graduation rates of both first-time freshmen and transfer students.
Louis Stokes was the first African-American member of Congress from the State of Ohio and the first African-American to retire from the House of Representatives. Stokes served on the House Select Committee on Assassinations, which investigated the deaths of John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
When Louis Stokes retired in 1998, he became the first African American in the history of the U.S. Congress to have completed 30 years in office. Stokes also served as vice chairman of the PEW Environmental Health Commission at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and was appointed by former Health and Human Services Secretary, Donna E. Shalala, as chairman of the Advisory Committee on Minority Health.
Louis Stokes is a longtime and consistent supporter of programs for underrepresented populations. Originally named the Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP), the program was re-named the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) through congressional action.
As an LSAMP scholar at SU, you'll have access to:
Competitive internships and research opportunities are available, and include a living stipend, research funds, and summer room/board.
Access to research opportunities* at SU, and priority placement with our LSAMP alliance four-year schools: Clarkson University, Cornell University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). You will also have access to research and internship opportunities across the nation.
See the current listing of opportunities here.
Support includes: tutoring, conference funding, faculty mentors, research opportunities, and seminars on graduate school preparation.
*A higher GPA will be required for certain funding, internship and research opportunities
The Bridge-to-the-Doctorate Program (BD) is a NSF initiative within the LSAMP Program that provides former LSAMP baccalaureate degree graduates with a fellowship for graduate studies. The ultimate goal is to increase the number of underrepresented students obtaining a Ph.D. in a STEM field. Students have the opportunity to continue their education at one of 15 graduate institutions across the nation. Students will receive a $30,000 stipend along with full remission of tuition and fees during their time in graduate school.