Applications for the 2024 program are now closed.  Please check back with us in the fall!

How to Apply

All applicants are required to submit the following documents for consideration:

  1. Application form
  2. Personal statement (3 pages max) must address both items below:
    • Describe your research interests, advanced degree plan and explanation of how this research opportunity relates to your career goals and academic plan; AND
    • Discuss one of your lived experiences and how it will contribute to LSAMP’s diverse scholarly community. Some topics to consider:
      • Having experienced situations or conditions that impacted your advancement or ability to advance in a STEM field;
      • Having demonstrated a commitment to addressing the barriers that prevent participation of historically underrepresented groups in graduate STEM programs;
      • Having demonstrated leadership potential to address issues of domestic minorities in STEM fields.
  3. Transcript(s) (unofficial or official)
  4. Resume or curriculum vitae
  5. Two (2) letters of recommendation, recommenders submit via the Recommendation Form​.

Important Application Tips

Information for Recommenders

Recommenders should complete the recommendation form and upload a recommendation letter. In your letter state your overall recommendation for this student by providing an assessment of their character, qualifications, and potential for success in research. Please include details about their strengths and weaknesses based on your knowledge of their work and abilities.

Recommendation Form