Criteria for Admissions

To become a LSAMP Scholar, you must exhibit the following criteria:

  1. Be an Undergraduate.
  2. Full matriculated Rutgers-Newark student.
  3. Major or intend to major in a STEM field

Student Benefits

LSAMP Scholars have outstanding opportunities to help them complete a degree in STEM fields, including:

  1. Be part of a Learning Community of students who help each other succeed in classes.
  2. Have counselors who will personally help you choose courses and programs to best suit your interests.
  3. Earn stipends for tutoring, leading study groups, doing research, community service, etc.
  4. Have research experiences in your area of interest in faculty laboratories.
  5. Attend LSAMP conferences to be part of the greater LSAMP community.
  6. Obtain internships in STEM industries for practical experience and to make contacts.
  7. Graduate with a solid degree and have opportunities for careers or graduate school.
Being an LSAMP scholar also gives you opportunities to have experiences at laboratories through special programs that will provide financial support to you. You also qualify for the Bridges to the Doctorate program which allows you to attend any one of a number of universities


  1. Before applying to GS-LSAMP at Rutgers-Newark, please view our approved majors.
  2. Be ready with your RUID number
  3. Await the GS-LSAMP decision committee response regarding your application
  4. If admitted, please review and sign the GS-LSAMP student agreement and media release form upon meeting with the GS-LSAMP Coordinator

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To apply to another GS-LSAMP affiliated school, please visit their website listed below:

Montclair State University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Essex County College
New Jersey City University
Kean University
Rutgers New Brunswick
William Patterson University

Connect With GS-LSAMP

The mission of the Garden State LSAMP program is to increase the retention, graduation and success of students from minority groups that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM. The Phase II project focuses on 1) assisting community college students to successfully transfer to four-year programs, 2) preparing and assisting students to matriculate into graduate programs and 3) increasing student opportunities in international experiences.