Program Requirements & Eligibility
NOTE: We are not accepting applications at this time as our program is full. We have applied for continued funding from the National Science Foundation for the next five years; we expect to hear a decision some time in the spring. If we receive continued funding, the application site will open again at that time.
We believe it is important for all applicants to be aware that H-LSAMP is not simply a financial award. Students in our program commit to a variety of academic and personal enrichment activities – and they are required each semester. These activities are at the core of our mission to help students succeed in what are traditionally recognized as rigorous academic majors and demanding career paths in science and engineering.
In order to stay in the program, students must complete all program requirements and maintain academic eligibility. Students are evaluated throughout and at the conclusion of the semester.
The application process is competitive. You must be pursuing a B.S. degree in STEM in the College of Science and Engineering at Texas State and be a declared major in one of the following disciplines: biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, engineering technology, mathematics, or physics.
We welcome applications from current first year, second year, and third year undergraduate students. Graduate students are not eligible to apply.
Note to juniors & seniors: Applicants who are juniors or seniors must have at least four long semesters and two summers left prior to graduating (and beginning with the semester you are applying for).
Program Eligibility and Requirements - What is expected of Texas State H-LSAMP scholars?
You must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
You must be a declared major in the College of Science and Engineering. Eligible majors are: biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, engineering technology, mathematics, or physics.
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.
You are required to submit and complete your individual Scholar Development Plan each semester, 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 B.S. degree in the sciences, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
H-LSAMP students' records and completion of requirements are reviewed after each semester, and the level of continued support will be determined, in part, by your grade performance, level of participation in the scholar community, and progress toward your degree (hours and grades completed each semester).
Benefits of being 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 career.
You will receive a participant stipend, typically $3000+ 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 preparation; create a Scholar Development Plan
Learn through mentoring and research with faculty and program mentors
Participate in interdisciplinary and career-related workshops, our film and book discussion group, community service, student and professional conferences, and social events
Provide tutoring in basic and advanced STEM courses in the Collaborative Learning Center
Develop a well-written resume and personal statement
Prepare for graduate school and a professional career in the sciences and engineering
Make good friends and build "H-LSAMP spirit" through our G.O.A.L. team building and leadership training activities
All H-LSAMP scholars complete one or more of the following tracks each semester:
- Research: work with department faculty members in a research lab at Texas State
- Project: academic or career-related internship, instructional or laboratory assistant, STEM student organization projects, community service
- Conference: present your research at a professional conference in your field of study
All H-LSAMP scholars will also:
- Tutor two hours per week in the Collaborative Learning Center
- Mentoring: three mentoring meetings (minimum) over the course of each semester
- Continuing education workshops - two per semester