The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) What is LSAMP? The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation is a program funded by a National Science Foundation Grant. Its purpose is to increase Under Represented Minority (URM) STEM enrollment and graduation rates for majors pertaining to degrees in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Marshall University is a member in the The Kentucky – West Virginia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (KY-WV LSAMP). Why participate in LSAMP? Participating in LSAMP opens up numerous opportunities, including: Being a part of a group of students who are as interested in mathematics, technology, engineering and science as you are. Receiving free tutoring services, mentoring, and specialized advising from upper level students and faculty mentors. Opportunities to participate in scientific research at MU and other universities with seasoned faculty scientist. Being better prepared for further study in graduate school to include advanced assistance. We will be your family away from home! The LSAMP director and mentors offer support and encouragement as you strive to reach your academic and personal goals.