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Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program

The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program of the National Science Foundation assists universities and colleges in their efforts to increase underrepresented minority student recruitment, retention, persistence, and attainment of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees. It does this by the formation of alliances and carrying out specific programming to encourage student success in STEM. The Ohio LSAMP Alliance consists of 7 four-year institutions and 4 community colleges: Central State University, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati State and Technical Institute, Cleveland State University, Columbus State Community College, Cuyahoga Community College, Miami University, The Ohio State University, Sinclair Community College, Wilberforce University, and Wright State University.

In order to be eligible to participate in The Ohio LSAMP Alliance, students must:

  • Be an underrepresented minority as described by the LSAMP Program Description (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Native Pacific Islander)
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or its possessions
  • Be enrolled at a participating institution in an undergraduate major in a STEM discipline

The LSAMP program is dedicated to helping minority STEM students on their quest for an Associates’, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate (Ph.D.) degree.

For more information visit the Ohio Alliance LSAMP website. 

What can the Sinclair LSAMP program do for you?

The program will provide financial stipends for activities and tasks that that are associated with making students successful. These are some of the activities that qualify for a stipend:

  • Attending a qualifying Sinclair Talks presentation
  • Meeting with an advisor, faculty member, or internship coordinator
  • Attending a tutoring session
  • Performing peer tutoring (not otherwise paid)
  • Attending qualifying activities (Math Colloquium, student clubs, etc.)
  • Paid semester research internships at local Universities
  • Travel to regional, state, or national STEM related conferences 

LSAMP Summer Bridge

The Sinclair LSAMP Summer Bridge Institute for STEM students will help prepare students for college-level coursework and orient students to the many campus resources to ensure student success. This program is specifically designed for students who have enrolled in a STEM program at Sinclair. The goal of the “bridge” program is to aid students’ transition to the academic rigor expected at the college level and to help them be successful in their STEM degree program.

During the LSAMP Summer Bridge you can expect to:

  • Meet STEM faculty and students and make valuable connections
  • Tour classrooms and labs
  • Develop study and time management skills to be successful in STEM courses
  • Receive specialized instruction and preparation for college-level mathematics and science
  • Learn stress and wellness management skills
  • Learn about Sinclair Tutoring, Advising, and other Academic Support Services

The Ohio LSAMP Alliance (logo) LSAMP Summer Bridge Institute 2021…July 26th - 30th 9am. - 4 p.m.


For more information about Sinclair’s LSAMP program contact:
Marita Abram (LSAMP Program Coordinator) at or 937-512-2560

Group of students with Louis Stakes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program