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What is TLSAMP?

The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program was established in 1991 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop strategies to increase the quality and quantity of minority students who successfully complete baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and who continue on to graduate studies in these fields.

Today, there are 34 Alliances with more than 450 participating institutions involved in this program. The University of Memphis is one of six institutions of higher education partnered in the Tennessee Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (TLSAMP).


The goal of TLSAMP is to increase the number of underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at UofM by at least 100% within a five-year period. In order to reach this goal, we have three objectives:

  • To recruit underrepresented students to pursue science or engineering as a career
  • To improve the quality of the learning environment for underrepresented STEM students
  • To ensure that a larger number of undergraduates are prepared to enter graduate programs

This program is designed to give special attention to your needs to help you be successful in completing a STEM degree program. TLSAMP offers:

  • Tutorial programs
  • Mentoring programs
  • Supplemental instructions
  • Student support
  • Undergraduate research opportunities

If you are student majoring in a STEM area (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) feel free to fill out an application or contact us for more information.

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Last Updated: 8/8/14