HBCUs Receive More Than $30 Million in STEM Development FundingThe Louis Stokes legacy of supporting black access to STEM degrees, careers continues
By Jarrett Carter Sr.
Originally published on www.hbcudigest.com
Several HBCUs have been named as the primary research organizations in the latest round of federal National Science Foundation funding through the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation.
The schools will use the awards ranging from $149,000 to $2 million to spur minority participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs, and placement in advanced STEM degree programs.
The LSAMP has four tiers of funding focus — planning grants to establish centers of excellence, undergraduate recruitment and retention, support for community college students to transfer to four-year institutions for S.T.E.M. degree completion, and the Bridge to the Doctorate, a program which gives financial support to elite S.T.E.M. students seeking masters and doctoral-level training.
The lead institutions include:
Clark Atlanta University
Georgia — Alabama Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
Florida A&M University:
FGLSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate 2016-2018
2015-2017 FGLSAMP Bridge to Doctorate at Florida International University
2014-2016 Florida-Georgia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Bridge to the Doctorate at the University of South Florida
Florida — Georgia LSAMP 2012-2017
Harris-Stowe State University
2015-2020 Washington Baltimore Hampton Roads (WBHR) Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Program
Jackson State University
LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Cohort 11
Bridge To Doctorate: Mississippi-LSAMP, Cohort 13
A Game Changer-The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Program.
Louis Stokes Mississippi Alliance for Minority Participation
Cohort 12: JSU Bridge to the Doctorate
North Carolina A&T State University
NCLSAMP Bridge to The Doctorate Fellowship Program
North Carolina LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Program at NCA&T (2015-2017)
North Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
South Carolina State University
The Louis Stokes South Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation: A Senior Alliance Enhancing Opportunities to Transition Students Into Successful STEM Pathways
Tennessee State University
2015-2017 LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate: Tennessee LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Program at Vanderbilt University
An Investigation of Best Practices and Lessons Learned from LSAMP Bride-to-the-Doctorate Programs
University of Arkansas — Pine Bluff
Arkansas Alliance for Minority Participation (ARK-LSAMP)
Since its inception in 1991, the LSAMP program has graduated more than 500,000 baccalaureate graduates in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. With more than 600 two and four-year campuses participating, and an average of 32,000 annual undergraduate, masters and doctoral graduates per year, it is the largest program of its kind to create a direct pipeline to STEM careers for black students.
For HBCUs, which claim as alumni the overwhelming number of African-Americans earning doctorate degrees in S.T.E.M. disciplines, the LSAMP and McNair Scholars program are the nation's most prominent support systems for advancing black participation in America's most in-demand and highly segregated industries.
More than 60 HBCUs nationwide enroll students in the program, and lead regional alliances to bring funding and diversity to state S.T.E.M. research and development efforts.