About the LSAMP Program

LSAMP Scholars


The Ohio State University LSAMP program, housed in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, focuses on providing educational, professional, and career development opportunities for underrepresented students in STEM disciplines. Through collaborations with academic colleges, student support offices campuses, and industry partners, OSU LSAMP increases the number of Ohio State underrepresented students graduating with STEM degrees. OSU LSAMP is a part of the Ohio LSAMP Alliance and is founded by the National Science Foundation. More information about the alliance can be found here.


Congressionally mandated in 1991, the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program is named after Louis Stokes, a congressman from Cleveland, Ohio. The LSAMP program assists universities and colleges in diversifying the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce through their efforts at significantly increasing the numbers of students successfully completing degree programs in STEM disciplines. Particular emphasis is placed on transforming STEM education through innovative recruitment and retention strategies and experiences in support of groups historically under-represented in STEM discipline: African-Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders. Each LSAMP grant establishes an alliance that will work to significantly increase underrepresented student success in STEM fields.

Joining the LSAMP Program

In order to be eligible to participate in LSAMP programming, students must:

  • Be an underrepresented minority as described by the LSAMP Program Description (African American, Hispanic, American Indian/Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Native Pacific Islander)

  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident of the U.S. or its possessions

  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate STEM major

Selected students are required to attend the LSAMP STEM Bridge Program on July 29 - August 16, 2018

All students who are selected for the LSAMP program will recieive stipends at the end of each semester for the participation in the program.

If you have questions, please contact Ms. Nikki Johnson, Ohio LSAMP Program Manager at johnson.5280@osu.edu or 614-688-1955