What is the GS-LSAMP?
The Garden State LSAMP program at Kean University provides support services at all levels to help New Jersey students interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields to become successful STEM majors, graduate students and professionals.
Montclair State University, William Paterson University, Bloomfield College, Farleigh Dickinson University
Rutgers-Newark, Kean University, New Jersey City University, Essex County College
Rutgers-New Brunswick – School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering, School of Environmental Biology and Sciences
Benefits of GS-LSAMP
Kean University GS-LSAMP scholars have access to valuable resources to help them earn a degree in a STEM field. Graduates are well prepared to pursue graduate studies and to succeed in the increasingly competitive global job market. LSAMP includes:
• Learning community of students who help each other succeed
• Counselors who help students choose courses and programs of interest
• Stipends for tutoring, study groups, research and community service initiatives
• Hands-on research experiences using Kean’s state-of-the-art laboratories on campus
• Access to the greater LSAMP community through conferences and networking
• Internship support and opportunities
• GRE practice workshops
• Graduate school preparation assistance
• Career development training and resources
GS-LSAMP scholars may also qualify to earn financial support to participate in international programs. The “Bridges to the Doctorate” program allows students to take classes at any one of a number of universities, provides exceptional financial support for two years, and supports students throughout their graduate careers.
The National Science Foundation developed the LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation) to increase the number of professionals from minority groups who are traditionally underrepresented in the STEM fields. The Garden State LSAMP (GS-LSAMP) program provides New Jersey students interested in non-medical STEM fields with a supportive learning community and access to extensive resources to facilitate academic and career success. The GS-LSAMP at Kean University is part of an alliance of nine neighboring colleges and universities in New Jersey that provide local students with valuable opportunities for enrichment, research and employment.
How to Apply?
GS-LSAMP is open to undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, pursuing non-medical science majors, including: mathematics, computer science, biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, meteorology and geology, sustainability science, or disciplines within the New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics. Please click here for application.