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Welcome to the Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) - Kennesaw website!


Fall 2022 Application is open Click here. See Dr. Griffin for more information. 

LSAMP - Kennesaw Program Announcements

  • Spring 22 Opening and Informational Meeting
    • Date: February 11, 2022 
    • Time: 3:00 - 4:00pm
    • Location: Microsoft Teams or SL 4035
  • KSU-K Drop-In
    • Fridays, noon - 2pm
    • SL 4008
  • Snack Chat - Open Topics
    • Date: March 4th
    • Time: noon - 2pm
    • Location: SL 4008
  • Peach State Alumni Panel
    • Date: March 24th 
    • Time: 6pm
    • Location: Zoom
  • Snack Chat - Open Topics
    • Date: March 25th
    • Time: noon - 2pm
    • Location: SL 3001
  • PhD or MD/PhD?!?
    • Date: May 6
    • Time:11:00 - 11:30am
    • Location:  TBA
  • Closing Meeting and Recognition of Graduates
    • Date: May 6
    • Time: 11:30am - 1pm
  • What are the benefits to LSAMP program participation?

    • Academic mentorship and advisement from faculty and directors
    • Tailored professional development workshops
    • Academic enrichment opportunities
    • Community outreach and engagement
    • Mentored research experiences, on and off campus
    • Conference attendance and presentations
    • Access to LSAMP post-graduate opportunities
    • Collaborations with like-minded STEM Scholars

    What are the NSF requirements for students to be designated a Scholar (stipend-eligible)?

    • Must be a full-time undergraduate student at KSU
    • Must be pursuing a BS in STEM with an interest in pursuing a graduate degree (MS, PhD or MD/PhD) in STEM
    • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPANSF logo
    • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident
    • Must be from the following under-represented ethnic groups: African-American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander and Native American
    • Must be active in the LSAMP progam as determined by the LSAMP directors

    Can you participate in LSAMP if you do not meet the NSF Scholar requirements?

    • YES! All STEM majors are encouraged and welcomed to be involved in LSAMP activities.

    Does LSAMP provide preparation for Pre-Med students seeking medical degrees?

    • No. Specific development and training of pre-medical students is not a directive of NSF.  The focus of LSAMP within the guidelines of NSF is to prepare successful baccalaureate graduates for entrance into Master, Doctoral or MD/PhD programs.
  • KSU-K Program Director

    Dr. Melanie Griffin,


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