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Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

Principal Investigator Information

Dr. Susan Walden
Office of Undergraduate Research
201 Stephenson Parkway

Funding Available for Qualified Students?: 

Project Information

Summary and Designated Tasks: 

The Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (OK-LSAMP) is designed for students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the OK-LSAMP program began in 1994 when Oklahoma institutions of higher education joined forces to significantly increase the recruitment, enrollment, and retention of underrepresented minority students in STEM disciplines. Students in the OK-LSAMP program are required to maintain continued full-time enrollment in eligible STEM programs, participate and contribute to OK-LSAMP activities, attend scholar meetings, receive ethics in research training, and participate in research activities 5-10 hours a week under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Timeline and Duration: 

Application to join the OK-LSAMP program is open at the OKSTATE website. Stipends are awarded at the end of each semester depending on program involvement.

Preferred Skills: 

The program requirements are as follows: - Minimum 3.0 cumulative or gradaute/retention GPA - Full time students in approved STEM field - U.S. citizenship or permanent residency - Demonstrated intent in pursuing investigative studies and a graduate degree in a STEM discipline - Demonstrated desire to promote the objective of the OK-LSAMP program in underrepresented communities - Participation and contribution to program activites

Additional Comments: 

Financial awards of up to $1,000 per semester will be awarded to students depending on student involvement.