Points of Interest for LSAMP Students
Academic Excellence Workshops (AEW). Students, who participate fully in the facilitated workshops and receive a B or better in the corresponding course and CR in the lab, will qualify and become eligible for math and science textbook reimbursement.
Math/Science Textbook Reimbursement. LSAMP will provide funds to reimburse STEM textbook costs for upper level LSAMP students (juniors and seniors) who maintain a "B" or better GPA in all STEM courses during their participation in LSAMP. Participants will be required to submit a receipt and a copy of the syllabus stating the textbook requirement. Enrollment will be verified. Reimbursement may be limited to $200 per semester per student.
First Year Community College Transfer Students
Orientation for STEM Transfers. A full or half day orientation will take place shortly before classes start each semester. Representative faculty from the STEM disciplines will participate to give guidance and recommendations for course selection and recommend additional activities, such as research and internships that will enhance students’ success in their educational pursuits.
Four-Week Program for Transfer STEM Students. Transfer students will meet once a week with an advisor determined during orientation described above for a minimum of four weeks to assess students’ progress and make appropriate recommendations.
Community College Transfer Scholars Program: California State University, Stanislaus will nominate up to 3 LSAMP students to be CSU-LSAMP Community College Scholars. The CSU-LSAMP Statewide Office funds the CSU-LSAMP Community College Transfer Scholars Program, which provides three (3) new transfer students with $1,000 during their first year in the CSU. Students will be expected to participate in a program of activities during their first year that is developed in conjunction with the campus coordinator. Applications are available in the LSAMP office.
Student Research Program: LSAMP students who join a faculty member to participate in research may receive up to $4000/year. Monies will be awarded based on a project proposal with budget submitted by the student and faculty member to the LSAMP coordinator. Receipt of awards will be dependent on student authored research project progress reports and on written faculty evaluation of student performance.
Student Participation in Research Conferences: California State University Stanislaus will provide opportunities and funding for LSAMP students to participate in conferences designed to encourage STEM students to obtain advanced training/degrees.
Graduate School Preparation Program
In concert with Student Affairs and the Graduate Studies office at CSU, Stanislaus, the LSAMP program on our campus will participate in a yearly graduate school event. The event will include GRE information, recruiters, graduate school information and advice on how to apply.
Funding will be provided for GRE test fee reimbursement for LSAMP students eligible to enter graduate school (limited to one general test and one subject exam).
Funding for graduate school applications will be provided to students with financial need for such assistance.
LSAMP students will be provided a $100 stipend to attend the California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education.
Graduate school materials will be available in the LSAMP office on campus.
CSU-LSAMP Scholars Program
California State University, Stanislaus, anticipates nominating 3 LSAMP students to be CSU-LSAMP Scholars. The CSU-LSAMP Scholars Program is fully supported by the CSU-LSAMP Statewide Office and will provide up to 3 students per campus with $2,000 during the calendar year. Students will develop a plan of study and be monitored throughout their proposed plan. A system-wide form will be used. The Program Committee will select the scholars.
CSU-LSAMP is funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) under grant #HRD-0802628 and the Chancellor’s Office of the California State University. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author (s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the Chancellor’s Office of the CSU.