The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program is committed to supporting the success of students from racially underrepresented groups pursuing and earning a bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). With support from the National Science Foundation and the Provost's Office at PSU, we provide mentorship, activities, events, and opportunities for students at Portland State University or from our local community colleges.
Who We Serve
Our workshops and social events are open to all PSU students and LSAMP community college partners. However, to be eligible for any stipend-funded activities, students must be fully eligible to participate in the program. To be LSAMP eligible, students must self-identify as a member of any of the following groups: Black/African American, Latino/Latine, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Native Alaskan, Pacific Islander; AND be a declared STEM major (excludes Psychology and Public Health majors, includes Architecture); AND is an undergraduate student who is a permanent resident or U.S. citizen. Learn more about our primary funding source and program eligibility at NSF.gov
If you have questions or concerns about your eligibility, please contact us directly at email@example.com. We are often able to connect students to other sources of support at PSU.
Since 2009, LSAMP has supported hundreds of students in their academic journey at PSU. These students join our welcoming community of peers and advocates. They regularly use the LSAMP Center, perform independent research in labs, or secure internships in technology and engineering fields.
LSAMP Research Scholars Program
The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program at Portland State is a National
Science Foundation (NSF) supported program that supports the academic success of historically excluded students in STEM. Since 2009, LSAMP has facilitated opportunities for students of color to build their academic and technical skill sets through paid research experiences. These are meant to be initial research experiences to help familiarize students with scientific research while boosting their confidence and preparation to seek additional opportunities.
LSAMP students are encouraged to apply to scholarship opportunities to fund their education. Staff are available to coach and review your resume, essay, or other submission materials.
Over 100 students have participated in programming offered through our LSAMP Community College Program. Students are mentored by our Community College Liaison who visits Portland Community College weekly. This ensures a smooth transition from community college to your first term at PSU.
LSAMP consists of a large community of student, alumni, and faculty advocates. We are guided by a professional advisory council made up of LSAMP alumni, researchers, and industry members. Our student advisory council supports the LSAMP community and provides opportunities for leadership.
PSU LSAMP is part of the Pacific Northwest LSAMP Alliance. We are a National Science Foundation grant-funded program that includes regional partners in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. You gain access to LSAMP programming and resources here at PSU and beyond.
The LSAMP-ISS Internship program supports a cohort of LSAMP students who work part-time on climate and disaster resilience projects closely aligned with their academic and professional interests.