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WiscAMP/LSAMP Scholars Program


Chuck Benton

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LSAMP Scholars Program

The STEM Scholars Program, funded by the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Inspire grant, enhances learning opportunities while providing leadership, academic and professional development for underrepresented minority students majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) disciplines who are considering transferring to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree in their chosen STEM field.

The program is designed to support students who are just beginning their college-level STEM coursework. Current Madison College students and High school seniors accepted to Madison College for fall 2018 are encouraged to apply.

  • Benefits
    • One-on-one support from a faculty mentor
    • One-on-one support from a peer tutor
    • Academic and professional development training
    • Access to resources and opportunities
    • College and STEM company tours
    • Small stipend ($250-$500/semester)
  • Scholar Roles
    • LSAMP

    LSAMP Scholars are students in their first year at Madison College or who are just beginning to transition into college level, transferable STEM courses. Applicants must be eligible to enroll in Elementary Algebra with Applications or a higher math course.  Level 1 and 2 LSAMP Scholars will receive stipends of $250/semester and $500/semester respectively for successful completion of the program.  Students who already have a bachelor’s degree in any subject are ineligible.

    • Peer Tutors (not currently recruiting)

    Peer tutoring plays an active role in the program’s efforts to increase the number of STEM courses successfully completed by underrepresented minority students.  Peer Tutors assist students by helping scholars develop study skills and then apply those skills for mastery of STEM coursework.  Peer Tutors also serve as academic student leaders and role models. Peer tutors are student employees of the college and receive a salary of $9.45/hr with a maximum of 19 hours per week.

    • Peer Leaders (not currently recruiting)

    Peer guidance and leadership integral to the program’s efforts to increase the number of STEM courses successfully completed by underrepresented minority students.   Peer Leaders assist students by serving as role models and assisting students in successfully completing the requirements of the STEM Scholars Program.  Peer leaders are student employees of the college and receive a salary of $9.45/hr with a maximum of 19 hours per week.

    • Peer Guides (not currently recruiting)

    Peer Guides provide students with individualized assistance in successfully transferring to a four-year institution.  Peer guides are former Madison College students who are currently enrolled at a four-year institution pursuing STEM degrees.  Peer Guides build relationships with scholars, helping to guide and to connect them with resources specific to their institutions and programs.  Peer guides will receive a stipend of $150/semester.

  • Eligibility
    1. U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
    2. Member of one of the following minority groups: Native American, Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native of Guam, Samoa or other Pacific Island.
    3. Interested in a degree in STEM such as:
      • Agricultural Science
      • Architecture
      • Chemistry
      • Computer Science/IT
      • Engineering
      • Environmental Science
      • Geosciences
      • Life and Biological Sciences
      • Mathematics
      • Physics/Astronomy
         
    4.  Eligible to enroll in Elementary Algebra or higher. ACT Math 17+ or Math Accuplacer Arithmetic 76+ is also acceptable.
    5. Minimum enrollment in six credits.
    6. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher (if currently a Madison College student)
  • Application

    If you are interested in the program, please fill out the following application:

    LSAMP ApplicatioN

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. HRD-1740898