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Spring 2021 Application is close d. Freshman and Sophomore can send inquiries to Dr. Griffin. 

LSAMP - Kennesaw Program Announcements

  • Spring 21 Opening Welcome Meeting
    • Date: February 15th (Freshman & Sophomore), February 16th (Juniors & Senior)
    • Time: 5:00 - 6:00pm
    • Location: Clendenin 2009
  • Moments for Me - monthly
    • Group activities (TBA) centered around personal empowerment and destress
    • Guest experts; open to LSAMP Scholars only
    • Bring a blanket or yoga mat
  • 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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