CSU-LSAMP at Cal Poly

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Applying to CSU-LSAMP at Cal Poly

CSU-LSAMP Program at Cal Poly Student Benefits 

The CSU-LSAMP Program at Cal Poly provides financial support & assistance, advising, networking & community building, professional development, and various other opportunities for its students. 

Who is Eligible to Apply?

To be eligible for the CSU-LSAMP Program at Cal Poly, students must:

  1. Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  2. Be an enrolled Cal Poly undergraduate STEM major who faces or has faced social, educational, and/or economic barriers to careers in STEM. Examples of social, educational, and/or economic barriers include:
    • From a racial-ethnic group that is recognized by the National Science Foundation as "historically underrepresented in STEM: African American, Hispanic American, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders"; or
    • Low income (as represented by Pell Grant, EOP, or SSS eligibility or via eligibility for need-based financial aid) or;
    • A first generation college student [no parent has completed a B.A. or B.S.]; or
    • A U.S. military veteran; or
    • A foster youth or at any time were in foster care; or
    • Disability-eligible based on documentation from the Disability Resource Center.
  3. Be an undergraduate major in one of the following majors:



College of Agriculture, Food, & Environmental Sciences

Agricultural and Environmental Plant Sciences

Agricultural Business 

Agricultural Science

Agricultural Systems Management

Animal Science

BioResource and Agricultural Engineering

Dairy Science

Environmental Earth and Soil Science

Environmental Management and Protection

Food Science

Forestry and Natural Resources


Wine and Viticulture

College of Architecture & Environmental Design


Architectural Engineering

Construction Management

Landscape Architecture

College of Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer Engineering

Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

Environmental Engineering

General Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies

Manufacturing Engineering

Materials Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Software Engineering

College of Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies

College of Science & Mathematics

Biological Sciences



Kinesiology and Public Health  

Marine Sciences




Public Health


Orfalea College of Business

Industrial Technology & Packaging

How to Apply

We are pleased you are considering becoming a CSU-LSAMP student! Joining CSU-LSAMP at Cal Poly is a simple two-step process:

1. Complete the LSAMP Application

2. Meet with a CSU-LSAMP Faculty or Staff Advisor at Cal Poly

  • Don't worry, this part isn't an interview for selection...it's an opportunity for us to get to know you! 
  • At this meeting, we'll discuss your educational & career goals, and how LSAMP can support you on your path toward achieving them. 

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*Students who do not meet all eligibility requirements do not need to apply to attend LSAMP events. Events are open to all students. 


CSU-LSAMP at Cal Poly is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. HRD-1826490 and the CSU Chancellor's Office, and coordinated by the Center for Engineering, Science, and Mathematics Education (CESAME) at Cal Poly, SLO. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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