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Peach State LSAMP

Applications to become a 2023 Peach State LSAMP Scholar are now closed.

Please check back in Fall 2024.

The UGA Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (UGA-LSAMP) is a National Science Foundation-funded program designed to actively recruit, retain, and graduate under-represented minority students in STEM disciplines:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics

Our program provides avenues to academically and socially integrate under-represented minority students into the UGA campus environment, while creating a culture that embraces compassion, dedication, commitment, focus, and discipline.

Services provided to UGA-LSAMP students are peer and faculty mentoring, academic enhancement, academic year and summer research opportunities, graduate and professional school information, internships, and financial support. Students may apply to our program by completing an application.

The Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (Peach State LSAMP) host an Annual Fall National Symposium and Research Conference. The conference sessions are available for both professional development and enhancement, featuring concurrent oral and poster presentations from undergraduate and graduate student research. An exhibitor fair, which includes numerous graduate schools, government agencies, corporations, and businesses are on-site to recruit students and expose them to opportunities in their respective programs. 

Click here for information about past conferences

Each summer, the UGA Peach State LSAMP "Building Bridges" Summer Institute hosts incoming minority STEM freshmen for a three-week long residential program. The students will participate in professional development, academic enrichment, and social engagement activities designed to facilitate their transition from high school to the university setting. 


Visit the Peach State LSAMP site here


Message from the Director

The Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (Peach State LSAMP) is a National Science Foundation- (NSF) sponsored program with the mission to significantly increase the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing degrees Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Our alliance consists of six institutions, with the University of Georgia serving as the lead institution: Fort Valley State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Perimeter College, Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw and Marietta Campuses), and Savannah State University. With a student focus in mind, each institution provides services that assist underrepresented minorities with the transition from high school to college, integrate them socially and academically into the university environment, and engage them in research and summer internship opportunities. In an effort to meet the needs and expectations of the underrepresented minorities in STEM, Peach State LSAMP provides services such as academic enrichment, financial support, peer and faculty mentoring, research opportunities, and summer bridge programs.

Peach State LSAMP is accomplishing its goals by focusing on mentorship, research, and graduate school preparation. We are building bridges to careers and opportunities in STEM for our students. 

Dr. Angela Birkes, Director

Peach State LSAMP
University of Georgia
210 Holmes/Hunter Academic Building
Athens, GA 30602

Phone: 706/542-0058
Fax: 706/583-0049