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Louis Stokes AlLiance for Minority Participation  

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What is LSAMP?

The Kentucky - West Virginia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (KY-WV LSAMP) is a consortium of colleges and universities working together to create, enhance, and expand programs designed to broaden participation of students from underrepresented populations who receive degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. 

Program goals and activities focus on undergraduate research experiences, graduate school preparation, and international experiences. LSAMP is a federally funded program through the National Science Foundation. KY-WV LSAMP is one of 50 alliances in the nation. 

The LSAMP program is named after the late Ohio Congressman Louis Stokes, who was responsible for numerous minority focused programs through the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

Learn More About LSAMP at WVU

Interested students should contact Dr. David Miller, WVU's campus coordinator.

304-293-2011, ext. 2323   

become an lsamp scholar

Enhance your STEM studies with research experience  

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Get Started in Research

After consulting Dr. Miller, students are encouraged to contact the Office of Undergraduate Research for additional information on research mentoring and programming. For example, the SURE program is a pathway pursued by many LSAMP Scholars.*

Details on the SURE Program

*Students who want to be funded in summer research via LSAMP will apply to the SURE program and then their applications will be automatically sent to David Miller for review. 

Join the LSAMP Student Chapter 

Join other current LSAMP Scholars by contacting student leadership on WVU Engage. The LSAMP Student Chapter provides networking opportunities and peer-mentoring for college prep.         

LSAMP Student Chapter

Attend the KY-WV LSAMP Symposium

In February/March of each school year, LSAMP scholars have the opportunity to present their research at the KY-WV LSAMP Annual Research Symposium. Attendees travel as a group from WVU to the conference.

LSAMP Symposium Details 

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The KY-WV LSAMP consortium consists of the ten institutions shown above.  


LSAMP Scholars are encouraged to participate in one or more of the following activities:

  • Participate in and contribute to program activities
  • Attend scholar meetings
  • Participate in research activities
  • Participate in the KY-WV LSAMP Annual Research Symposium
  • Participate in summer internships
  • Provide and receive leadership and peer mentoring
  • Prepare for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Complete the GRE
  • Submit applications for graduate school

What eligibility requirements should I meet?

  • Identify as an underrepresented minority student (URM)
  • US Citizen or permanent resident
  • Maintain full-time enrollment in an approved STEM major
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA* 
  • Demonstrate intent in pursuing research experiences and/or post graduate studies in a STEM field

*GPAs between 2.75 and 3.0 may be accepted upon review.