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Defray the cost of your AACC college education with a $1,000 grant that can be used toward tuition, fees and books. Up to an additional $1,000 can be used for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) research, internship expenses, conference attendance and participation in the Louis Stokes Alliance events.

Who is eligible?

  • Applicants must declare their intent to pursue a degree in areas of study including Biology, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Cybersecurity, Networking and Digital Forensics, Engineering, Mathematics, Earth Science, or Physical Science at AACC.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Be enrolled full time at AACC and have completed college-level English and mathematics courses.
  • Be part of a minority group, including women, in STEM.
  • Plan to pursue advanced study in STEM.
  • Agree to be part of the longitudinal study and tracking of students after transfer.
  • Be interested in attending one of the historically black colleges or universities in the regional alliance including Bowie State University, Coppin State University, Morgan State University and Howard University.

Application Requirements

Application deadline is rolling. Apply now.

Submit a completed application and essay to the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) coordinator. The essay must be no more than 250 words (typed and double-spaced) outlining your qualifications, explaining your interest in your field of study and describing how you will benefit from this award. 

Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

José L. Barata
AACC LSAMP coordinator
School of Science and Technology
CALT 316

Program Requirements

To remain in good standing once awarded the scholarship, grant recipients must:

  • Participate in required alliance activities and orientation session.
  • Maintain full-time student status in one of the eligible areas of study.
  • Use the stipend to cover costs associated with their educational experience and professional development in one of the eligible areas of study.
  • Participate in a STEM research, internship or summer experience.

About the Scholarship

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to increase the quality and quantity of minorities who pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The LSAMP program is interested especially in high-achieving students who wish to pursue post-baccalaureate studies in STEM disciplines.


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