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H-LSAMP at Texas State University

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The H-LSAMP Scholars Program at Texas State University


Why should I become a Texas State H-LSAMP scholar?

  • You will belong to a unique community of students in the College of Science and Engineering who are 
        recognized for their academic excellence and ambition to pursue graduate study and a STEM-related
  • You will receive a participant support award, typically $2000+ per long semester.
  • You will participate in research, academic and professional conferences, faculty mentoring, internships,
        interdisciplinary seminars and workshops, service learning and volunteer projects, resume and
        personal statement development, group meetings and social events.
  • You will be an integral part of the College of Science and Engineering's Collaborative Learning Center.

What do Texas State H-LSAMP scholars do?

  • Plan ahead through personalized advising and career exploration; create a Scholar Development Plan
  • Learn through mentoring with faculty and program mentors
  • Participate in interdisciplinary workshops, our book club discussion group, scholar meetings and social
  • Challenge yourself at our G.O.A.L. Challenge Course
  • Join our cohort of peer-led tutors in the Collaborative Learning Center
  • Develop a well-written resume and personal statement
  • Prepare yourself for graduate school and a professional career in the sciences and engineering

You will choose one of the following project tracks each semester:

  1. Research: work with department faculty members in a research lab or center
  2. Internship: academic or career-related internship, service learning project, or science student
        organization project
  3. Conference: attend a professional conference in your field of study

Program Requirements - What is expected of Texas State H-LSAMP scholars?

  • You are required to complete your individual Scholar Development Plan, participate actively in the
        Collaborative Learning Center, and attend all mandatory H-LSAMP activities and events.
  • You must have every intention of graduating from Texas State in no more than five years with a
        baccalaureate degree in the sciences, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
  • You must remain a full-time student (at least 12 hours per long semester) and maintain a Texas State,
        major, and semester GPA of 2.5 and above.
  • Your record will be reviewed after each semester and the level of continued support will be determined,
        in part, by your semester performance, level of participation in the scholar community, and progress
        toward your degree (hours and grades completed each semester).

Program Eligibility - Am I eligible to apply?

You must be a declared major in one of the following disciplines: biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, engineering technology, mathematics, and physics. 

Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are eligible to apply. Seniors must have at least three long semesters left prior to graduating in order to be accepted into the program.


Click here to go to our main application pages.

Where are they now?

Marina Andruzzi, B.S.T. Industrial Technology-Construction Technology
(Project Engineer, Archer Western, Dallas TX)

Francisco Sanchez, B.S. Mathematics, B.A. History, summa cum laude
(High School Mathematics Teacher, Corpus Christi, TX)

Brian Johnson, B.S. Physics, B.S. Sound Recording Technology, summa cum laude
(University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Ugo Ezefuiele, B.S. Biology
(UNT Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine)

Veronica Huerta, B.S. Microbiology
(Microbiology Clinical Laboratory Technician, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle WA)

Puja Malani, B.S. Biology
(University of North Texas Physician Assistant Studies Program)