Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
NAU students eligible for this program receive several services free of charge
The Southern Nevada Northern Arizona Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (SNNA-LSAMP) program supports underrepresented minority students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through a comprehensive approach to student development, community building and career readiness.
About LSAMP Accordion Open
Founded in 2017, Southern Nevada Northern Arizona (SNNA) LSAMP is funded through an NSF LSAMP grant (HRD1712523) and led by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). In addition to UNLV, SNNA-LSAMP includes three other partner institutions: Northern Arizona University (NAU), the College of Southern Nevada (CSN), and Coconino Community College (CCC). SNNA-LSAMP’s goal is to increase substantially the number of STEM baccalaureate degrees earned at Alliance institutions by students from historically underrepresented populations.
The LSAMP program is federally funded by the National Science Foundation. It’s purpose is to increase the quality, quantity and diversity of students successfully completing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degree programs. LSAMP services and activities will bolster the academic performance, persistence and graduation rates of underrepresented minority* STEM students by providing them with intensive, near-peer mentoring; out-of-class STEM activities that enhance disciplinary socialization; undergraduate research opportunities; internships; priority registration for enrollment in STEM courses; and priority access to all academic support services. Furthermore, LSAMP will provide upper-division participants with guidance through the next steps in their career path, whether applying to graduate school or seeking employment in their desired STEM field.
*The National Science Foundation defines underrepresented minorities as African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders.
Benefits and eligibility Accordion Closed
- Peer mentoring
- Academic support
- Career development
- Priority enrollment
- Professional guidance to set and achieve goals
- Assistance with financial aid and scholarships
- Experiential learning (internship/research positions)
- Program funding to support LSAMP activities
Who is eligible?
SNNA‐LSAMP recruits students at UNLV, NAU, CSN, and CCC and serves these students so long as they are enrolled as undergraduates at any of the four partner institutions. All students selected to become SNNA‐LSAMP participants are, at their time of selection:
- Freshman URMs who are STEM majors with a strong need for academic support;
- Freshman URMs who are non‐STEM majors and:
- Have an interest in STEM; and/or
- Would likely be successful in STEM; or
- Juniors who are STEM majors and have a strong record of academic achievement.
Freshman each year from 2017‐18 through 2021‐22; and
Juniors in 2017‐18 only
What is the cost?
All SNNA‐LSAMP services are free of charge to all students selected to become participants