LSAMP Program

Our Mission

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 51Ʒ 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.

If you have questions or concerns about your eligibility, please contact us directly at lsamp@pdx.edu. We are often able to connect students to other sources of support at PSU.

PSU LSAMP students


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 

Program Description

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program at 51Ʒ 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.