The KY-WV LSAMP 14th Annual Research Symposium will be held virtually on April 9, 2022.

Mission Statement

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 and increase the quality and quantity 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 over 50 alliances in the nation.

Services Provided:

Transitional experience-- Making the move from high school to college can be challenging, but LSAMP programs offer social and educational support to make the college experience more fulfilling.

Research experience-- Enjoy the hands-on research activities that make a college experience more enriching. Explore research to find your passion and develop the skills needed to be a leader in your field.

Postgraduate career aspirations-- LSAMP prepares you for your next step whether it be the pursuit of graduate studies and/or employment in industry or government.

Mentoring-- LSAMP believes in the importance of mentoring with STEM faculty and professionals, both in the classroom and in life and career. Participants will also become mentors to peers and K-12 students.

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LSAMP Application

If you are a student at the University of Kentucky and interested in applying for the LSAMP program, print and complete this application document. 

If you are a student at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Centre College, Jefferson Community and Technical College, Kentucky State University, Marshall University, the University of Louisville, West Virginia State University, West Virginia University, or Western Kentucky University and interested in applying for the LSAMP program, please contact the coordinator associated with your institution for application procedures.

The KY-WV LSAMP program supports students from underrepresented populations who are majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Download the Scholar Brochure to see more details on requirements and benefits of participation in the program.