Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

The University of Cincinnati is one of 10 universities in Ohio participating in the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the program is designed to increase the number of historically underrepresented students who earn STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) degrees and continue to graduate school.

The University of Cincinnati LSAMP program provides an educational environment to meet three goals: academic integration, social integration, and professionalization of the select students in the LSAMP program. All LSAMP Scholars participate in the Dr. Edward N. Prather Summer Bridge Program, a seven-week residential program that seeks to enhance their academic preparedness prior to the start of their freshman year. Successful completion of the Summer Bridge Program is required for students participating in the LSAMP program.

LSAMP scholars become part of a scientific community that interacts with STEM faculty and participates in alliance activities from around the state. Scholars also receive an LSAMP scholarship of $1,500 in their first academic year. LSAMP scholars are eligible to be considered for select $2,500 Choose Ohio First Scholarships, which are renewable each semester.

Students from Arts & Science, Allied Health, and the College of Engineering and Applied Science participate in the program.

Eligible Majors

  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geology
  • Math
  • Neuroscience


In order to register for the LSAMP program, you must first register for the Summer Bridge program.