Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center

CSU-LSAMP@ Monterey Bay

The goal of the CSU Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) @ Monterey Bay is to increase the participation of individuals who face or have faced social, educational, or economic barriers to careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

The CSU LSAMP @ Monterey Bay program is focused on increasing graduate school preparedness and readiness for all LSAMP participants.

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  • Enhance student performance, success, and retention in STEM disciplines; as well as maintain or increase bachelor’s degree production.
  • Facilitate the transition of community college students in their first year of transfer to a CSU campus through activities that improve the retention rates of transfer students.
  • Enhance student interest in research and careers in STEM, as well as enhance the global awareness of competitive CSU-LSAMP students.
  • Increase the number of students who are admitted to graduate programs and obtain doctoral degrees in STEM.

Benefits of LSAMP Enrollment

  • Research experiences
  • Textbook stipends
  • GRE test fee and test prep resources
  • Graduate school visits
  • Travel and research equipment scholarships
  • Funding for conferences
  • Waived graduate school application fees for most graduate programs

Recognition & Success

The annual CSU-LSAMP PROUD (Program Recognizing Outstanding Undergraduate Distinction) publication features outstanding students and alumni from throughout the alliance recognized for their achievements in academic, research, service, and compelling personal stories. 


To be eligible for CSU-LSAMP students must:

  • Be a U.S Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Be enrolled at a participating campus in an undergraduate major in STEM discipline or have expressed an interest in pursuing a STEM baccalaureate degree.
    • Eligible majors: Agricultural Plant and Soil Science, Biology, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Tech, and Policy, Environmental Studies, Marine Science, Math, and Statistics, and Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics and Information Systems concentration
  • Be an individual from a minority group who has faced or faces social, educational, or economic barriers to careers in STEM.

To apply:

Provide as much detailed information as possible. This information will not be shared with anyone outside the CSU-LSAMP program. Submit your completed application in person (T&A Library, 2nd Floor, Suite 2150) or via email. 

Complete both of the forms below:

CSU-LSAMP is funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) under grant #HRD-1302873 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.