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ISU LSAMP students and Dr. Leroy Jones II, Director of National Science Foundation Illinois LSAMP, at the 2015 Spring Symposium & Research Conference in STEM.

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

Funded by the National Science Foundation, LS-AMP is a support program for minority students majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, or any other STEM program.

It offers a variety of support programs and services, but it really offers an opportunity to join a community of supportive peers, mentors, staff and faculty who will help you reach your short term and long term goals in the STEM fields.

Please feel free to contact us with your concerns or any questions you might have about LS-AMP by emailing, or calling Christa Platt at (309) 438-3714.

Who Can Participate

  • Any U.S. citizen or permanent resident Identified as African-American, Latino/a, Alaskan Native, American Indian or Native Pacific Islander
  • Currently a full-time Illinois State undergraduate student in academic good standing
  • Major or intent to in major in a science, mathematics, engineering or technology discipline and teacher education programs within these disciplines


Apply for LSAMP


LS-AMP Support Programs

  • Academic Support and success monitoring
  • A faculty mentorship program
  • Financial assistance based on academic performance and program participation.
  • Workshops on study skills, presentation skills, graduate and professional school preparation
  • The opportunity to participate in research
  • Financial assistance for participation in faculty research projects
  • Summer research and internship programs
  • Tutorial assistance
  • International research and conference opportunities

Illinois State University

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Normal, Il 61790-4060
Phone: (309) 438-3217

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