The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded initiative designed to support undergraduate students who face or have faced social, educational, and/or economic barriers to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEMS) fields. There is a coalition of institutions within the State University of New York (SUNY) system that collaborate with federal, state, and local government agencies; major national laboratories; private industry and foundations; and professional and community organizations.

What We Do?

LSAMP helps students:

  • Navigate a Research 1 university.
  • Excel in math, science, or engineering majors.
  • Graduate on the "cutting-edge" of your discipline.
  • Graduate school and/or industry access.


To be eligible for Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP), you must: 

  • Be a U.S. citizens or permanent resident
  • From an underrepresented racial/ethnic group: Native American, Black, African-American, Hispanic, Latino, Native Hawaiian, or other Pacific Islander
  • Pursue an undergraduate degree in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Examples include Biology, Biological Science, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering (Biomedical, Electrical & Computer, Mechanical, Industrial Systems), Environmental Science, Geological Science, Mathematics, and Physics.
  • Have a minimum of a 2.8 cumulative GPA. 
  • Be committed to fulfilling the LSAMP participation responsibilities and expectations.


All LSAMP spots currently are filled.

For additional support, we invite all potential LSAMP students to apply to the Binghamton University Collegiate Science and Technology Program (CSTEP)