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Summer Bridge Programs

Summer Bridge Program

LSAMP Summer Scholars

Application for Fall 2014 is now available!!  Due May 15, 2014.

The LSAMP Summer Scholars program is a FREE bridge program for incoming underrepresented minority students (URM) enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) related major at OSU. LSAMP is focused on increasing the retention rate of these students and getting them engaged in their academics at OSU as well as creating a community of diverse scholars.

Students will be notified of their acceptance by June 15th.  For questions regarding your application, please contact Marleigh Perez (marleigh.perez@oregonstate.edu).  

 

Tentative 2014 Summer Bridge Program dates - Saturday, September 13th - Monday September 22nd.

The goal of our bridge programs are to not only increase retention, but also to develop future campus leaders.  The programs are designed to connect students with a solid peer group, resources on campus, a support structure of Faculty and Staff, and become comfortable with life on campus.

Students participating in one of the bridge programs offered by LSAMP will:

  • Live in a Residence Hall during the program
  • Meet other new freshman enrolling in STEM majors
  • Take a field trip to either Intel Laboratories or Hatfield Marine Science Center
  • Go rafting on the McKenzie River
  • Get connected to OSU Faculty and Staff
  • Learn about research opportunities
  • Participate in OSU's Challenge Ropes Course

Post program, we have seen that the students involved in our bridge programs truly bond with each other and have maintained their friendships. They understand the purpose of LSAMP and fully embrace the opportunities that we offer to them as a result of participation in the program.  Many of our bridge students continue to be involved in LSAMP and use our Student Center to study, socialize, and become acquainted with the rigorous schedule of an OSU student majoring in a STEM field.


Student Comments

Justin Connor

 

"I would like to thank OSU for giving me this opportunity.  Without the bridge program, I know I'd be homesick and not feeling very connected to campus."

 

-Justin Conner Coral Springs, FL
Zoology | Bridge 2011 | Peer Leader 2012

Alexa Ruiz





"This was an amazing program and I'm glad
I applied to be a participant.  I got to meet so
many new students that was the most important thing
I got out of IESS"

-Alexa Ruiz El Paso, TX
BioEngineering | Bridge 2011

Kenny Warren





"I'm glad I got the opportunity to get connected with
other talented and motivated minority students.  I feel
like I'm a part of a community."


-Kenny Warren Portland, OR
Pre-Mechanical Engineering | Bridge 2011

Rozalyn Patrick

 




"I honestly don't know what I would have done without LSAMP and the bridge program.  I've already been able to use so many resources through the program, it's been invaluable."

- Rozalyn Patrick Sutherlin, OR
Environmental Economics Policy and Management | Bridge 2011

 

 

Contact Info

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

140 Covell Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331

(541)-737-4663 lsamp@oregonstate.edu
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