We are very excited that you are visiting our website. At California State University, Fresno, the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) prepares students who have faced or faces social, educational or economic barriers to careers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM majors) to pursue degrees in higher education (PhD’s). Since its inception in 1994, CSU, Fresno LSAMP has served over 150 college students yearly. By providing a nurturing approach and a “home away from home,” students receive the guidance and support necessary to enroll in graduate schools to pursue their career goals.

Miguel Garcia LSAMP Research Intern 2009-2010



California State University Fresno (CSU Fresno) Senior Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) exists to bring together undergraduate students who have faced or face social, educational or economic barriers and are interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

The program provides services such as:

  • Academic Excellence Workshops (AEW) (N.Sci.40T)
  • Year Round Research Opportunity with Stipend Support
  • Advising
  • Student Meetings
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Participation in Scientific and Professional Conferences
  • School site visits to Ph.D. granting institutions and local research sites
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Preparation
  • Scholars Program

CSU-LSAMP is funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) under grant #HRD-1302873 and the Chancellor's Office of the California State University. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.