The Houston-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation is a student success driven partnership among the National Science Foundation, the University of Houston, Texas Southern University, Texas State University, Rice University, the University of Houston-Downtown, the University of Houston-Victoria, the Houston Community College System, the San Jacinto College District, the Houston Independent School District, and numerous corporations. Our primary goal is to significantly increase the number of underrepresented and minority 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 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 underrepresented and minority 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 funding is competitive, and graduate program eligibility/admission/selection criteria are unique to each institution.