Garden State-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (GS-LSAMP)

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    Garden State - Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (GS-LSAMP)

     

    The goal of the 9-University, NSF Garden State - Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (GS-LSAMP) is to recruit, retain, and graduate increased numbers of Science and Math professionals in order to produce a better-trained, more diversified 21st century STEM workforce.

    It offers:

    • Financial Support for Affiliates, Scholars, Mentors;
    • Supportive Learning Community;
    • Free Peer Tutoring & Mentoring;
    • Free Academic & Personal Support Services;
    • Opportunities for paid research, internships, & community service;
    • STEM Counselors help you choose courses and programs;
    • Eligibility to attend conferences in Washington, D.C.;
    • Graduate in growth fields for careers or graduate school.

    New LSAMP members will receive a $100 stipend added to their Gothic Cards in exchange for attending at least 6 LSAMP activities, such as:

    • monthly meetings,
    • Mentoring Circles,
    • academic workshops,
    • events at partner LSAMP campuses
    • or other sponsored activity during the 2011-12 Academic Year.

    Members will be credited an additional $25 for each NEW LSAMP member YOU recruit (until spaces are filled).

    Benefits include:

    • Financial Support for Affiliates, Scholars, Mentors;
    • Supportive Learning Community;
    • Free Peer Tutoring & Mentoring;
    • Free Academic & Personal Support Services;
    • Opportunities for paid research, internships, & community service;
    • STEM Counselors help you choose courses and programs;
    • Eligibility to attend conferences in Washington, D.C.;
    • Graduate in growth fields for careers or graduate school.

     

    What LSAMP members can look forward to in the future

     

    As you develop prowess in your STEM major, you will be among an elite group of students to be considered for service as Peer Tutors or Mentors, who earn $15 / hour.

    Along with significant financial support, LSAMP tutors and mentors develop valuable skills while helping their fellow majors persist at NJCU:

    • critical-thinking,
    • problem-solving,
    • oral communication,
    • all of which are "Resume-Builders" for prospective employers!
     

    Being an LSAMP Scholar also provides opportunities to have international experiences at laboratories through special programs that provide financial support. Scholars also qualify for the Bridges to the Doctorate program which allows attendance at any one of a number of universities with exceptional financial support for two years just to take courses and a commitment from the department for support throughout the graduate career.

    For more information, check the Program Brochure or please contact:

    Dr. William Montgomery (Geosciences)

    or

    Dr. Kenneth Yamaguchi (Chemistry)

    NJCU Project Co-Directors,
    Central Cluster
    GS-LSAMP

    To be considered for the LSAMP program, please complete and submit the application form.


     

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