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Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement LSAMP: Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

Research Awards

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.

Students who are actively engaged in the WSU LSAMP program can apply for a research award.

WSU LSAMP Research Award

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be an undergraduate on the Pullman campus: You must be currently registered as a WSU Pullman student pursuing an undergraduate STEM degree.
  • Students must be eligible for the LSAMP program (example: underrepresented minority* pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) discipline).
    *Underrepresented minority: Native-Alaskan/Native American, African American/Black, Pacific Islander, 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
  • Must commit to a full academic year of working on your research project (fall and spring semester)
  • Students expressing interest in pursuing an advanced degree (Ph.D) in a STEM discipline will be given preference

Upon Being Selected to Receive the Research Award:

  • You will complete a research agreement form with your mentor’s help.
  • You will turn in a progress report or summary of your fall semester research activity in November.
  • You will present a poster at SURCA in March and at the PNW LSAMP Conference in spring.

Student Monetary Benefits:

  • $1,000 award (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 with progress report and 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

Our online application for these awards is open until Sept 30 or until all awards have been made. The earlier you apply the better.

The application requires you to enter a personal statement and a brief description of your intended research. Once the application is submitted, an email will automatically be sent to your specified WSU research mentor to request a required letter of support for your research project. (Your mentor is the person who will oversee the research during the period of the award.)

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