Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority and Underrepresented Student Participation in STEM

Financial Support & Assistance

The Cal Poly LSAMP Program offers direct financial support for specific opportunities upon acceptance and approval of a qualifying LSAMP student's Request for Funding application.

Please Note: Direct financial support provided through the Cal Poly LSAMP Program does not impact a student's current status or eligibility for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA).

What Financial Support Does LSAMP Provide?

Local, National, or International Travel for: 

  • Conferences
  • Study Abroad
  • Research Activities & Programs
  • Graduate School Visits


Pursuing Interests in Graduate Education for STEM Disciplines via:

  • Graduate School Visits
  • Graduate School Application Fees
  • Transcript Request Fees
  • Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Fees or similar testing
  • Sending GRE scores to potential graduate schools
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Request for Funding

Current LSAMP students with an application on file may request direct financial support for any of the educational activities listed above via the LSAMP Funding Request form and send as an attachment via email to

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Cal Poly LSAMP is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. HRD-0802628 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.