Bridge to the Doctorate Programs (Current & Past)



Participating Institutions

Contact Information

Eligibility Requirements

Additional Information

All Nations Alliance for Minority Participation (ANAMP)

Salish Kootenai College (lead institution)
List of partner institutions -

Steve Dupuis
Program Director
(406) 275-4996

Participated as an LSAMP student as an undergraduate
Eligible for enrollment in College of Graduate Studies (COGS), and desire to pursue a STEM-related doctoral degree

University of Idaho hosting 2019-2021 BD cohort site

Alabama LSAMP

Alabama A&M University
Miles College
Oakwood University
Stillman College
Talladega College
The University of Alabama
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
University of South Alabama

Dr. Joan Barth
Co-PI and Project Manager
The University of Alabama

Bachelor's degree in a STEM program from an LSAMP institution; Minimum 3.0 GPA; Acceptance into Graduate School; Meet the requirements of a STEM graduate department or program; Demonstrated commitment to pursuing a doctoral degree in a STEM discipline; U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Provides $30,000 annual stipend; Cost-of-education allowance for tuition & fees; Health insurance; Mentoring program; Conference and research travel opportunities; Seminars and workshops; Graduate and professional student associations; Academic enrichment; Diverse and interactive community

Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (ARK-LSAMP)

Arkansas State University (A-State)
Philander Smith College (PSC)
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA)
Southeast Arkansas College (SEARK)
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville (UAF)
University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UA Little Rock)
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB, lead institution)
University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College (UA-PTC)

Dr. Jorge Almodovar
(479) 575-3924
Dr. Anissa Evans Buckner
(870) 575-7113

Participation in an undergraduate LSAMP program


California Alliance for Minority Participation

UC Irvine
UC Riverside

Kika Friend
CAMP-UCI Program Coordinator
(949) 824-2363

Verified participation in CAMP or LSAMP program at undergraduate institution; Bachelor's degree in any STEM field (M.S. students are not eligible); Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA; Admitted to UCI STEM PhD program; U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Provides graduate application fee waiver and full graduate tuition, fees, and stipend for 5 years commencing Fall 2015; Professional development, workshops and seminars; Support in applying for dissertation fellowships; Community and resources

California State University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (CSU-LSAMP)

California State at Bakersfield, Channel Islands, Dominquez Hills, Fullerton, Fresno (Fresno State, BD site), Long Beach, Los Angeles, Monterey Bay, Northridge, Sacramento, San Marcos, Stanislaus
California Polytechnic State University at Pomona San Luis Obispo
San Francisco State University
Sonoma State University

Dr. Sharon Benes
(559) 278-2255

Must have participated in an LSAMP program at any university or community college

Provides $30,000 stipend per year for two years as long as the targeted goals are achieved; LSAMP-BD will pay for tuition and fees, limited health insurance, research supplies, and travel to professional conferences to present research results. Fresno State is hosting 2020 BD cohort -

Colorado-Wyoming Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (CO-WY AMP)

Adams State University
Central Wyoming College
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Colorado State University - Pueblo
Community College of Denver
Fort Lewis College
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Northeastern Junior College
Otero Junior College
Trinidad State Junior College
University of Colorado - Boulder
University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
University of Colorado - Denver
University of Northern Colorado
University of Wyoming
Tribal Associates: Eastern Shoshone, Northern Arapaho, Southern Ute, Ute Mountain Ute

Dr. Beverly Marquart
Colorado State University
(970) 491-6686

Participation in an undergraduate LSAMP program

Provides $30,000 annual stipend plus tuition reimbursement for two years /

Florida-Georgia LSAMP

Albany State University
Bethune-Cookman University
Florida A&M University (lead institution)
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida International University
Florida Memorial University
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Florida State University
Miami-Dade College
Tallahassee Community College
University of Central Florida
University of Florida
University of South Florida

Dr. Maurice Edington

J. Byron Greene
Associate Director

Edna Cofield

Central Office Number: (850) 561-2467

Underrepresented U.S. minorities as defined by NSF; Holder of a B.S. degree in a STEM discipline from an undergraduate LSAMP institution; One who is admitted to or intends to apply to a graduate degree program in a STEM-related field

Provide a $32,000 stipend, full tuition and fees and student health insurance for up to two years (24 months) for new graduate students arriving fall 2019 and 2020. Thereafter, participating departments, colleges, and research advisors will commit to supporting fellows in good academic standing for the remaining portion of their doctoral programs.

Garden State (GS-LSAMP)

Albany State University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Essex County College
Kean University
Montclair State University
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
Rutgers University - Newark (lead institution)
Rutgers University - Piscataway
William Paterson University

Dr. Alexander Gates
Dr. Kyle Farmbry
Dr. Barry Komisaruk
Dr. Ashaki Rouff

Participation in an undergraduate LSAMP program

Provides $32,000 annual stipend plus tuition over the first two years for a cohort of 12 graduate students arriving on campus in fall 2020. Those departments will then commit to supporting these doctoral candidates during years three through five of their Ph.D. programs with fellowships, teaching assistantships, etc.
Rutgers University-Newark will host BD cohort starting fall 2020 - |

Illinois Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (ILSAMP)

Chicago State University (lead institution)
DePaul University
Governors State University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois State University
Northeastern Illinois University
Saint Augustine College
South Suburban College
Prairie State College
Triton College
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Christopher Botanga
Co-PI and Project Director

Participation in an undergraduate LSAMP program

Provides $32,000 stipend for the first 2 years of doctoral study; full tuition and fee support; travel assistance for participation in regional and national research conferences; participation in local skills workshops; professional development and networking; Bridge to the Doctorate Summer Institute
University of Illinois at Chicago hosting 2019-2021 BD cohort:

Kentucky - West Virginia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (KY-WV LSAMP)

Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Centre College
Jefferson Community and Technical College
Kentucky State University
Marshall University
University of Louisville
University of Kentucky (lead institution, BD site)
West Virginia State University
West Virginia University
Western Kentucky University

Dr. David Blackwell (Principal Investigator, Provost and Chief Academic Officer of the University of Kentucky)
(859) 257-2911
Fara Williams, Director KY-WV LSAMP
(859) 218-6326

Participation in an undergraduate LSAMP program


Louis Stokes Mississippi Alliance for Minority Participation

Alcorn State University
Delta State University
Hinds Community College
Jackson State University (lead institution)
Mississippi State University
Mississippi Valley State University
Tougaloo College
University of Mississippi
University of Southern Mississippi

Dr. Ashton T. Hamme II
Jackson State University
(601) 979-3713

BS Degree in STEM; Minimum GPA of 3.0; Participated in an undergraduate LSAMP program; Committed to pursuing a doctoral degree; Acceptance to the program's Graduate School; U.S. or Permanent Citizen

Provides $30,000 annual stipend; Full graduate tuition and fees; Mentoring assistance; Academic enrichment; Academic year research experiences; Summer research experiences; Travel to conferences; Workshops/Seminars/Speakers Series

North Carolina LSAMP

Fayetteville State University
North Carolina Central University
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
North Carolina State University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Winston-Salem State University

Participation in an undergraduate LSAMP program; U.S. citizen or permanent resident; Unconditionally accepted as a new STEM graduate student at NCA&T; Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in a STEM undergraduate minor; Commitment to pursuing a Ph.D. in a STEM discipline

Annual BD Fellowship of $32,000; Tuition and normal fees, including health insurance; Academic and professional development, including research and professional development opportunities in STEM fields

Northeast LSAMP

Northeastern University
University of Connecticut
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Rhode Island
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Joy Erickson
University of Connecticut
(860) 486-8115

Completed B.S. degree in a STEM discipline; Accepted by UCONN Graduate School; Participated in an LSAMP program during the B.S. degree program or have graduated from a college/university with a LSAMP program; Member of a qualifying population (African American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, or Native Pacific Islands)

Provides two years of fellowship support ($30,000/calendar year plus tuition); Recruiting, mentorship, and professional development measures aimed at ensuring a quality academic experience, full retention, educational success, community building and career attainment

Oklahoma LSAMP

Cameron University
East Central University
Langston University
Northeastern State University
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma State University
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
University of Central Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma
University of Tulsa

Brenda Morales

Participation in an undergraduate LSAMP program; Completion of an undergraduate degree in a STEM discipline; U.S. citizenship or permanent residency; Minimum 3.0 GPA; Acceptance by OSU Graduate College STEM department; Commitment to pursue the Ph.D. in a STEM discipline

Provides $32,000 annual stipend for two years; RA/TA positions; Tuition and fee supplements; Tuition and fee supplements; Tuition waiver; Research projects in state-of-the-art laboratories with faculty mentoring and coaching; Travel opportunities to present research projects at conferences; Opportunity to be active in diversity initiatives

Pacific Northwest Louis Stokes Alliance (PNW LSAMP)

Boise State University
Chemeketa Community College
College of Western Idaho
Columbia Basin College
Discovery Center of Idaho
Highline College
Linn-Benton Community College
Mesa Washington
Oregon State University

Dr. June Hairston
PNW LSAMP Project Director | UW LSAMP Director
Dr. Donna Llewellyn (Bridge to the Doctorate at Boise State)
Institute for STEM & Diversity Initiatives (ISDI) Executive Director
Catherine Bates (Bridge to the Doctorate at Boise State)
Institute for STEM & Diversity Initiatives (ISDI) Assistant Director

Must be admitted to a Boise State STEM M.S. or Ph.D. program for fall 2020.
Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or permanent resident.
Provide evidence of participation in LSAMP programs from the LSAMP Director/Coordinator at undergraduate institution.

Stipend of $32,000 annually for the first 2 years. Tuition and fee supplement, up to $12,000 annually; Continued funding support at unit level; Through to graduation with a doctorate (presuming making adequate progress towards degree); Community building among bridge to doctorate fellows; Individual faculty mentors provided to Fellows; Participation in annual PNW LSAMP Alliance Conference and Graduate Showcase.
Boise State University is hosting a BD cohort starting Fall 2020

Puerto Rico Louis Stokes Alliance For Minority Participation (PR-LSAMP)

University of Puerto Rico - Aguadilla
University of Puerto Rico - Bayamón
University of Puerto Rico - Cayey
University of Puerto Rico - Humacao
University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez (BD site)
University of Puerto Rico - Ponce
University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras (lead institution)
Universidad del Este
Universidad del Turabo
Universidad Metropolitana
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Ponce

Dr Ubaldo M. Cordova
(787) 831-2065
Dr. Eduardo Nicolau
(787) 763-4949

Participation in an undergraduate LSAMP program  
South Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation (SCAMP)

Benedict College
Claflin College
Clemson University (BD site)
College of Charleston
Midlands Technical College
South Carolina State University (lead institution)
University of South Carolina at Columbia
Voorhees College

Dr. Rajendra Bordia
(864) 656-5228
Dr. Judith Salley
(803) 536-8509

Participation in an undergraduate LSAMP program  


Binghamton University
Buffalo State College
Dutchess County Community College
Nassau County Community College
Orange County Community College
Stony Brook University
Schenectady County Community College
Suffolk County Community College
SUNY New Paltz
SUNY Old Westbury
University of Albany
University at Buffalo
Westchester Community College

David Ferguson
Co-PI & Project Director
(631) 632-8763

Participated in LSAMP program; Obtained a bachelor's degree in a STEM discipline; Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident; Have a minimum GPA of 3.0; Accepted into a STEM graduate program; Want to pursue a doctoral degree in a STEM discipline

Provides student stipends of $30,000 annually; Health insurance; Paid tuition and fees; Supportive Bridge to the Doctorate Fellow community; An individualized academic and career preparation program; Mentoring by advanced graduate students; Research opportunities with faculty; Participation in professional conferences and meetings

Texas A&M System LSAMP

Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Texas A&M International University
Prairie View A&M University

Dr. Shannon Walton
(979) 845-0778

U.S. citizen or permanent resident; Accepted into a Master's or Doctorate program in STEM; Be in good academic standing; Possess an interest in research; Completed an undergraduate degree at an LSAMP institution

Provides annual stipend of $32,000 for two years; An allotment of $10,500 distributed in fall and spring semesters for the cost of education expenses for two years; Networking opportunities with other students within the Texas A&M University System; Opportunities to improve research and presentation skills.
Texas A&M University hosting 2018–2020 BD cohort.

University of Texas System LSAMP

University of Texas, Arlington
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas, Dallas
University of Texas, Pan-American
University of Texas, Permian Basin
University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
University of Texas, San Antonio
University of Texas, Tyler

LSAMP Staff (Lead Institution) -
LSAMP Staff (UT Institution) -
LSAMP Staff (Community Colleges) -

U.S. citizen or permanent resident; Admitted to a UT Arlington STEM BS to Ph.D. or Ph.D. program; Participated in an LSAMP undergraduate program; Strong commitment to pursuing and completing a Ph.D. degree; Satisfactory GPA

Provides tuition, student health insurance & fees waiver; Student stipend of $32,000 annually; Faculty mentoring; Participation in professional conferences and meetings; Links to research and professional opportunities; Enriched academic services and support

University System of Maryland LSAMP

University of Maryland College Park
University of Maryland Baltimore County
University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Chelsey Lamar
LSAMP URP Program Coordinator
(301) 405-8106

Must be admitted to a University of Maryland STEM M.S. or Ph.D. program; Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident; Provide evidence of participation in LSAMP programs from the LSAMP Director or Faculty at undergraduate institution

Provides student stipends, up to $32,000 annually; Tuition and fee supplement, up to $12,000 annually. Faculty mentoring and advising; Links to research and internship opportunties; Opportunities to participate in national and professional conferences; Enriched academic services and support

Virginia-North Carolina Alliance

Howard University
Bennett College
Elizabeth City State University
George Mason University
Johnson C. Smith University
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Old Dominion University
Piedmont Virginia Community College
Saint Augustine's University
Thomas Nelson Community College
University of Virginia (lead institution)
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Tech

Maurice Walker
Program Coordinator
(434) 982-0310

Must be admitted into a STEM Ph.D. at the University of Virginia; Must have been a Level 1 LSAMP student as an undergraduate

Provides $32,000 stipend; Cost of education allowance including: tuition and university fees, health insurance; Funding guaranteed for up to six years for students in good academic standing; Mentoring institute; Support for writing fellowship applications
1st cohort Fall 2019 | 2nd cohort Fall 2020

Washington-Baltimore-Hampton Roads LSAMP

Howard University
Bowie State University
University of the District of Columbia
Morgan State University
Hampton University
Norfolk State University
Virginia State University

Please call (202) 865-8658 to ascertain the WBHR-LSAMP university at which the program will be sponsored.

U.S. citizen or permanent resident; Participated in LSAMP program at undergraduate level; First-time graduate student; Accepted to Howard University Graduate School in a STEM discipline; Recommended by two faculty members from his/her home school or from the Howard graduate program

Provides full tuition support and a stipend of $30,000 per year for the first two years

Western Alliance to Expand Student Opportunities (formally Mountain States Alliance)

Arizona State University
Colorado School of Mines
University of Arizona
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of Nevada, Reno
University of New Mexico
University of Utah

Dr. Ana Moore
University of Arizona

Participation in an undergradaute LSAMP program

University of Arizona has a 2018-2020 BD cohort