Virginia-North Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program at University of Virginia

Program Overview:

The University of Virginia has served as the lead institution for the Virginia–North Carolina Alliance since its inception in 2007. The Alliance is funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) and seeks to increase the number of underrepresented populations obtaining degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathmatics (STEM) degrees. At the University of Virginia, the Alliance allocates resources to support undergraduate activities across Grounds including: mentoring, stipends, summer bridge for incoming 1st years, summer research experiences, tutoring, funding to attend conferences and symposia. UVA's LSAMP program is also committed to assisting students pursue opportunities in industry or graduate programs.

UVA Partners:



  • United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Be an undergraduate student attending an Alliance affiliated institution such as UVA
  • Majoring in or considering a STEM discipline
  • Demonstrated leadership or a commitment to broadening participation in STEM

Applying to UVA's LSAMP Program:

  • Visit to complete the application. The application process involves two steps: 1). establishing login credentials and 2). completing your profile.
  • Once credentials have been vetted and if the individual is approved, it is important they try to keep profile updated with Alliance supported activities.

Laptop Loaner Program:

  • To be eligible for a loaner laptop, students must be an undergraduate majoring in STEM at UVA and participating in LSAMP activities throughout the year. If a student fails to enroll in courses during an academic year or change major and no longer a STEM student, the student will need to return the computer to us. Laptops are only available for pick-up (and return) on-Grounds at the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  • Download the loaner agreement, students only need to complete the Borrower section.  Completed applications should be sent to Maurice Walker at Once the form has been reviewed, you will be contacted about next steps. Questions concerning the loaner program should also be directed to Maurice Walker.


Contact Information:

Maurice Walker
Program Coordinator, Virginia–North Carolina Alliance
E: | O: 434.982.0310
PO Box 400280 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4280