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Rutgers Newark - GSLSAMP

  • Jaquil White
  • Program Coordinator
  • (973) 353-3562

Program Description

The Garden State LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation) program, is a non-medical Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program, funded by the National Science Foundation. The LSAMP program is designed to increase the number of professionals from minority groups that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields. The program provides support services at many levels to help interested students be successful in STEM majors.

STEM fields are exciting, challenging and 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 production, food production, finding cures to disease, information technology or space travel, it will require a vast supply of STEM professionals 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.

To address this need, the LSAMP program (previously called AMP) began in the 1980's and continues to grow today. The idea is to provide academic support, and specialized advising for students who wish to enter STEM professions. Students are eligible for mentoring, free tutoring services and paid research opportunities with university faculty. The program now has 50 LSAMP alliances and is considered one of the most successful of its kind.

The mission of the Garden State LSAMP program is to increase the retention, graduation and success of students from minority groups that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM. The Phase II project focuses 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 in international experiences.

Services Provided

  • 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


  • Less than 25%