The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is a grant awarded to five institutions in the Pacific Northwest region, with the University of Washington (UW) as the lead institution.
The purpose of LSAMP is to increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation rate of underrepresented students in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
The three main goals of the program include:
- increasing the number of STEM bachelor degrees granted to URM students by 10% per year;
- increasing the percentage of bachelor degrees granted in STEM to URM students who transfer from community colleges to 40%, and doubling the number of degrees granted to URM STEM transfer students; and
- providing workshops and services to ensure that 95% of LSAMP-affiliated students are exposed to information about graduate school preparation.
The Pacific Northwest Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
is made possible through the National Science Foundation grant.