LSAMP Bridge Leaders

 LSAMP Bridge Leaders help WSU incoming first-year and transfer students who are WSU LSAMP Scholars, and current participants, to:

  • Connect with research opportunities and resources.
  • Take part in well-planned and -organized workshops and events for the program.
  • Enjoy a comfortable, diverse community for underrepresented minorities in STEM.

Bridge Leaders are expected to:

  • Regularly communicate with first-year and transfer students.
  • Co-coordinate LSAMP activities such as conferences, trainings, and banquets.
  • Participate in weekly trainings covering such topics as cultural competencies nad professional development.

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Become a Bridge Leader


  • Must be a full-time STEM student
  • Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Have attended at least two years at WSU (48 credits) or more
  • Demonstrate high ethical standards and cultural competency
  • Must commit to 6-7 hours a week
  • Must communicate and work well with others


  • Training in leadership and professionalization
  • Improve communication and collaboration skills
  • Network with faculty and industry 
  • Obtain personalized letters of recommendation
  • Increase self-confidence levels
  • Improve organizational skills
  • Receive two- semester stipends