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Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

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Minority and Underrepresented Students in STEM

The Ohio LSAMP Alliance aims to double the number of underrepresented minority students earning bachelor's degrees in science, technology, engineering and Math (STEM) fields. At Columbus State, the program incudes a pre-college orientation, mentoring, advising and research opportunities for minority students.

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Program Overview

The LSAMP program provides community and support to help underrepresented minority students succeed in STEM programs. Students can earn stipends for participating in research-based student supports shown to produce higher success rates. Support for LSAMP scholars includes tutoring, mentoring, designated space for studying and community. LSAMP scholars also participate in state-wide and national LSAMP programming, including retreats and conferences.

Learn more about one of our recent graduates and LSAMP scholars, Akosua Ofosuhene ’21, in the video below. 

Accelerating the Future of Science


To be eligible for the LSAMP program, students must:

  • Be an underrepresented minority as described by the LSAMP Program Description (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Native Pacific Islander)
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident of the U.S. or its possessions
  • Be enrolled at Columbus State in one of the following majors:
    • Associate of Science
      • Biology
      • Chemistry
      • Computer & Information Science
      • Geology
      • Mathematics
      • Physics
    • Engineering Technology


Apply to the Columbus State LSAMP program

For more information, contact Ruey Bruce at