The Urban Massachusetts Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (UMLSAMP) is designed to create an integrated community of science, culture and learning for underrepresented students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields at the alliance institutions.
UMLSAMP is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and led by the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Seven additional institutions of higher education participate. These include:
- University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
- University of Massachusetts Lowell
- Wentworth Institute of Technology
- Bristol Community College
- Bunker Hill Community College
- Middlesex Community College
- Roxbury Community College
During the spring and fall semesters, selected students work on-campus along with UMass Lowell faculty on STEM-related research. These are paid internships, if the student meets the criteria of the project.
UMLSAMP scholar requirements are as follow:
- Student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Enrolled or show intention of enrollment at one of the alliance institutions
- Show continuous involvement in LSAMP and other STEM development
- Special consideration will be given to underrepresented minority groups, as governed by the plan document.
- Summer and other bridge programs throughout the academic year
- Mathematics and research skill development
- Laboratory research/internship experience
- Facilitated study groups and academic tutoring
- STEM Career Awareness Workshops & Career Fairs
- Mentored research experiences
- Academic advising
- Graduate school preparation and advising
- Financial support for students