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Rutgers Newark - GSLSAMP

  • Rutgers Newark - GSLSAMP
  • 110 Warren Street
    Room 182
  • Newark, NJ 07102
  • 2009
  • Jaquil White
  • Program Coordinator
  • (973) 353-3562

Program Description

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program, funded by the National Science Foundation, is designed to increase the number of professionals from minority groups that are traditionally underrepresented in non-medical STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math). The program, which now includes over 50 alliances, provides support services at many levels to help interested students be successful in STEM majors and is considered one of the most successful programs of its kind.

Exciting and challenging, STEM fields lead to rewarding and stable careers. Most of the problems our world faces are being addressed by professionals in STEM areas. Whether it is to address global warming, energy or food production, finding cures to disease, information technology or space travel, a vast supply of STEM professionals will be required for success. There is a severe shortage of people with this kind of training in the United States. For that reason, the U.S. is falling behind many countries in our ability to compete, which , will have dire consequences for our country in the long run.

Since its inception in 2009, the mission of the Garden State LSAMP has been to increase the interest, retention, graduation and success of students from racial and ethnic groups that are historically underrepresented in STEM fields. Phase II of the program (2014-2019) focused on 1) assisting community college students to successfully transfer to four-year programs, 2) preparing and assisting students to matriculate into graduate programs, and 3) increasing student opportunities for international experiences. Phase III (2019-2024) will continue these goals as well as 1) increase STEM degrees awarded to underrepresented minority students by 60%, 2) increase the number of LSAMP scholars continuing to graduate school by 25%, and 3) increase international experiences by 25%.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 0
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 50
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%