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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

Research Stipends and Scholarships

WSU student conducting research.
The WSU Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (WSU-LSAMP) supports research training opportunities and academic support services for students to encourage greater participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to boost academic excellence.

Participants can apply for either the WSU or Community College Research Stipend. Several scholarship opportunities are available as well.

Faculty Research Mentors

Interested in a research project? Need help narrowing down projects in STEM fields? LSAMP Faculty Research Mentors are ready to help you jump start your experience in their laboratory.

Download the list of 2016-2017 LSAMP Faculty Research Mentors. (PDF)

Be sure to connect with a Research Peer-Mentor to help you draft your first email to a prospective Faculty Research Mentor.

WSU LSAMP Research Stipend

Student Requirements:

  • Application to the LSAMP Program is required.
  • Students must be LSAMP Participants (example: underrepresented minority* pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) discipline).
    *Underrepresented minority: Native-Alaskan/Native Americans, African American/Black, Pacific Islanders, Hispanic/Latino and/or “two or more races” when mixed with any of these previously stated races.
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Full-time Student
  • US Citizen/Permanent Resident

Research Scholar Expectations:

  • Must set up meeting with LSAMP Director/LSAMP Community College Liaison.
  • Must commit a full academic year/or summer to research project (4-10 hrs/week).
  • Must turn in Progress Report or summary in November [see handbook].
  • Must complete and submit a research poster to WSU LSAMP Director.
  • Must Present a poster in PNW LSAMP Conference in April.

Student Monetary Benefits:

  • $1250 Stipend (after volunteering first semester)
  • Paid travel/hotel for LSAMP affiliated conferences (varies per year)

Faculty Mentor Requirements:

  • Must provide student with research project.
  • Must supervise and mentor student.
  • Must assist student in “Progress Report”, making of “Research Poster”, and help prepare for the Research Presentation.

Faculty Mentor Benefits:

  • Access to undergraduates who are highly motivated and have a funding source.

How to Apply

To qualify, please submit the information below by the third week of the semester. Note: both the hard copy and the online applications are required.

  1. Submit a hard copy of the application complete with your professor’s signature: Hard Copy Research Stipend Form (PDF)
  2. Submit the application online: Online Research Stipend Form

Submit the hard copy application and class schedule to:

  • Yadira Paredes
  • Office: Daggy Hall Room 130
  • Email: yparedes@wsu.edu
  • Phone: 509-335-0452

For your convenience, download and print the LSAMP Research Stipend Checklist (PDF).

Community College LSAMP Research Stipend

Applications for the Community College LSAMP Research Stipend are accepted at the start of every quarter.

Student Requirements:

  • Be a full time student at Yakima Valley Community College (YVCC) or Columbia Basin College (CBC).
  • Be an eligible LSAMP Community College Scholar.
  • Have a proposed research project and identified Faculty Research Mentor (FRM).
  • Have a grade point average (GPA) of no less than 3.0 at the time of application.
  • Not have received a LSAMP Research Stipend or other research stipend for the same research project they are applying for.

Research Scholar Expectations:

  • Selected candidates will be required to complete a “Compact”/agreement between Faculty Research Mentor and LSAMP Community College Scholar.

Student Monetary Benefits:

  • The stipend awards up to $1,000 to LSAMP Community College Scholars to support their ongoing research projects or research projects to be started in summer/fall 2016.

How to Apply

The deadline to apply for CC Research Stipends is the first week of every quarter.

Please complete the online application to be considered as a recipient of the stipend. Incomplete applications and/or applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Scholarship Opportunities

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship is an exciting opportunity for eligible Washington state undergraduates pursuing a baccalaureate degree in an eligible high demand field such as computer science and engineering at an approved Washington state college or university.
» Learn more.

TMP Boeing Cyber Grant

The Boeing Cyber Grant Research Scholarship supports students in the Team Mentoring Program in a research activity.
» Learn more.