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Missouri Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

First Year Scholars Program

What's New

2021 Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Eligibility

Students who are rising sophomores, juniors or seniors studying at U.S. institutions and who are from backgrounds historically underrepresented in STEM are eligible to apply. These backgrounds include: low-income, first-generation college, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Native Pacific Islanders, and those with disabilities. Students from the MOLSAMP Alliance schools are strongly encouraged to apply.

Program Components

  • Free GRE preparation
  • $4,000 stipend
  • Free housing
  • Professional development
  • Mentored research

Application Requirements

  • Contact information
  • A personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts

Duration

  • June 1 – August 1

Deadline

  • March 12th, 2021

Missouri LSAMP Paid Summer Research at Mizzou​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Eligibility

Applicants are expected to have completed at least three semesters of full-time college enrollment prior to June 2021 and be currently enrolled at a MoLSAMP college or university. Students graduating prior to December 2021 are not eligible. Students must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Applicants must also have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

Program Components

  • Professional development
  • Mentored research

Application Requirements

  • Complete application
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • At least one letter of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • Statement of research interests
  • Letter of endorsement from MoLSAMP site director

Duration

  • 9 weeks

Deadline

  • March 1st, 2021​​​​​​​

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The Missouri Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, also known as MoLSAMP, is aimed at increasing the quality and quantity of students successfully completing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics baccalaureate degree programs.

In addition, increasing the number of students interested in, academically qualified for and matriculating into programs of graduate study. Particular emphasis is placed on transforming undergraduate STEM education through innovative, evidence-based recruitment and retention strategies, and relevant educational experiences in support of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines.

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Focus

  • Guided undergraduate research with paid stipend
  • Faculty and peer mentoring for STEM majors
  • Opportunities to travel and present research at research conferences
  • Summer research programs
  • Personal and field related academic advising
  • Peer and professional tutoring
  • STEM workshops and presentations by STEM professionals
  • Opportunities to serve as tutors or teaching assistants
  • Assistance with graduate school admissions 
  • Internship opportunities for STEM majors
  • Networking opportunities with STEM professionals