The Houston-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Senior Alliance is a student success driven partnership among the National Science Foundation, Texas Southern University, Texas State University, the University of Houston (Downtown, Central, and Clear Lake), the Houston Community College System, and the San Jacinto College District.
Our primary goal is to significantly increase the number of traditionally underrepresented students earning baccalaureate degrees in STEM fields and prepare these students for graduate study and professional careers.
As institutional and program collaborators since 1999, H-LSAMP was designated as a senior alliance in 2009. While continuing our undergraduate emphasis on recruiting, training, and graduating top students, our alliance also emphasizes preparing students for graduate school.
NSF's Bridge to the Doctorate (BTD) programs are outstanding, value-added opportunities for LSAMP program participants. BTD programs provide sizable funding to former LSAMP students pursuing doctoral degrees in STEM fields, with a particular focus on increasing the number of traditionally underrepresented students who obtain doctoral degrees.
Bridge to the Doctorate programs typically provide a $30,000 to $45,000 annual stipend and fully cover tuition and fees. BTD programs are hosted at a variety of universities around the nation. BTD funding is competitive, and graduate program eligibility/admission/selection criteria are unique to each institution.