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Houston-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

The Houston-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (H-LSAMP) is a model alliance working to increase the accessibility of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines for all students.

The alliance is funded by the National Science Foundation NSF Award number: 1911310.

The Alliance was created with the goal of significantly increasing the number of minority students who obtain a degree in STEM majors, with the hope of increasing the number of graduate students in STEM programs. The Alliance is a non-discriminatory organization that accepts all qualifying individuals. All recipient students are awarded stipends by their participating universities and colleges in the consortium as well as the National Science Foundation to help defray the costs of an advanced education, to encourage research and community service, and to help bridge the divides between students of varying backgrounds.

Participating Colleges

The H-LSAMP program consists of five colleges including:

  • University of Houston
  • Texas Southern University
  • Texas State University
  • University of Houston-Downtown
  • University of Houston-Clear Lake

The Houston-LSAMP actively recruits transfers from the community college LSAMP programs, including Houston Community College and San Jacinto College.

Collaborative Learning Community

The combination of dedicated faculty, staff and outstanding scholars has created a collaborative learning community that provides support and guidance for the participants. Each alliance partner has a unique environment, but each holds the same core values. The programs have specially designed workshops that reinforce classroom learning by creating a team-building atmosphere, emphasizing proper study and communication skills, establishing time management skills, and providing problem solving skills to optimize success.

Louis Stokes

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Louis Stokes and his brother Carl B. Stokes lived in one of the first federally funded housing projects, the Outhwaite Homes. Louis attended Central High School. Stokes served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946. After attending Western Reserve University and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Stokes began practicing law in Cleveland in 1953. He served 15 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the east side of Cleveland, and was the first black congressman elected in the state of Ohio.