Louis Stokes Mississippi Alliance for Minority Participation

The Louis Stokes Mississippi Alliance for Minority Participation (LSMAMP) is funded by the National Science Foundation. As a member of the Mississippi Alliance, MSU is one of nine universities and colleges across Mississippi that is promoting the LSMAMP model of broadening the participation of underrepresented minority students in STEM and working to reduce the rate of attrition among this student population.

The LSMAMP program takes a comprehensive approach to student development and retention. Particular emphasis is placed on transforming undergraduate STEM education through innovative, evidence-based recruitment and retention strategies, and relevant educational experiences in support of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines. The LSMAMP program also supports the Increasing Minority Access to Graduate Education (IMAGE) student organization.

Benefits of the LSMAMP program include:

  • Undergraduate Research Stipends
  • Study Abroad Scholarships
  • Book Stipends
  • Peer Mentoring
  • IMAGE Study Hall
  • LSMAMP Speaker Series
  • Conference Travel Stipends
  • LSMAMP Retreats

Current students can apply for LSMAMP Undergraduate Research Stipends, Study Abroad Scholarships, and Book Stipends through the MSU scholarship application. Please visit the BCoE Scholarships page for information about how to access the scholarship application.

LSMAMP is a statewide program and includes the following Mississippi institutions: Alcorn State University, Delta State University, Hinds Community College, Jackson State University, Mississippi State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Tougaloo College, University of Mississippi, and University of Southern Mississippi.


If you have questions, please contact the BCoE Office of Diversity Programs and Student Development at diversity@bagley.msstate.edu.

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