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New York City Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

LSAMP is an alliance of 17 CUNY colleges and the CUNY Graduate Center. The goal of the program is to significantly increase the number of underrepresented students from minority groups who pursue and graduate with a baccalaureate and graduate degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Since its inception in November 1992, the Alliance has been at the forefront of a concerted effort to increase annual minority STEM enrollment and graduation at the City University of New York. The Alliance provides academic scholarship support to CUNY students majoring in STEM fields.

Program Benefits

  • Collaborative learning approach to STEM education
  • Research assistantship stipends that range from $1,500 to $5,000/academic year (fall/spring semesters)
  • The assistantship is available for the term of the student's undergraduate career and subject to renewal
  • Scholars work with research scientists in laboratories on and off campus
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Faculty mentoring in your area of study
  • Academic support through tutorials, workshops and program activities
  • Summer international research opportunities (Colombia, Brazil, Morocco, Stockholm-Sweden, Graz-Austria, Maastricht-The Netherlands, China)
  • LSAMP Summer Program at CUNY and international research programs offer up to $4,000 stipend/10 weeks of research
  • Attendance and presentations at local, regional and national conferences and in some cases opportunity to publish research results


  • Be a member of an educational minority group:
    • African American/Black, Alaskan Native, Native American, Hispanic, Native Pacific Islander
  • Majoring/Planning to major in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math.
  • Have a GPA ≥ 2.8
  • Be a Full Time Student (≥ 12 credits).

Application Deadlines

  • Spring semester assistantship: Mid-December deadline
  • Summer assistantship: End of April deadline
  • Fall semester Assistantship: Mid-August deadline


Activity Coordinator: Andrew C. Wills
Office: Voorhees Building (V-806)
Phone: (718) 260-5529