Program Eligibility

  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Acceptance for admission at UA Little Rock and majoring in a STEM discipline
  • Complete application requirements for ARK-LSAMP (See application form below)
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • ACT score of at least 19


  • $1800 annual stipend, renewable for a second year
  • Paid research experiences
  • Travel support to attend & present at conferences
  • In-depth academic advising and mentoring
  • Assistance with graduate school preparation
  • Professional development workshops
  • Increased opportunities to network within STEM disciplines
  • Opportunities to develop public speaking, writing and leadership skills

Program Requirements

  • Attend six-week Summer Institute that provides necessary skills and knowledge for in-coming freshmen to make a seamless transition to college.  Scholars receive a $1,200 stipend plus room and board
  • LSAMP Scholars are required to attend regular monthly meetings
  • Attend the annual Arkansas state-wide LSAMP Conference
  • Participate in at least three (3) discipline-specific events or activities each semester
  • Participate in at least two (2) service activities each semester (outreach, recruitment, volunteer, etc.)
  • Apply for at least one application for an internship, REU, graduate school program, or fellowship each year
  • Submit annual updated resume or CV
  • Complete all program evaluation activities and surveys

LSAMP Application (here).

Application Requirements

  • Completed Application Form (above)
  • High School Transcript
  • Copy of ACT Scores
  • Personal Statement
    • Applicants should write a brief (1-2 pages) statement describing your academic and career goals.  The statement should detail your professional aspirations, intellectual interests and relevant personal experiences.  Explain why you’ve chosen your selected STEM major and how you plan to utilize your degree to promote positive change or influence within your discipline or in our society.  Also include what you hope to gain from LSAMP and how the program will assist you in reaching your goals.

All application materials must be submitted electronically to