Southern University was awarded a $100,000 grant renewal for the school’s statewide minority alliance project Tuesday.
We’re told this is the fourth year the Louis Stokes Louisiana Alliance for Minority Participation (LS-LAMP) has secured funding for this program.
“In addition to providing direct, scholarships to qualified minority students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), this project immerses its scholars in a systemic mentoring environment modeled after the Timbuktu Academy, which is a recruitment, holistic mentoring, and research participation program for students from middle school to graduate school,” said Diola Bagayoko, project director and distinguished professor of physics.
“With the financial support and mentoring, LS-LAMP aims to increase the number and quality of its undergraduate scholars and to promote the successful graduate school enrollment.”
According to organizers, LS-LAMP is one of over 40 Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation programs funded by the National Science Foundation.
As the lead institution, Southern coordinates mentoring and related activities on 11 other Louisiana campuses that are members of this alliance.