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Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation – Bridge to Doctorate (LSAMP-BD) Program

Do you want to pursue a PhD in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or Computer Science? Would earning an MS along the way make sense to better prepare you for the doctorate program? Then, the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation – Bridge to Doctorate (LSAMP-BD) Program at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) offers you an ideal opportunity.


Students Eligible for a BD Fellowship:
● Have earned a BS degree in a STEM discipline
● Participation in an LSAMP program
● U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
● Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA
● Acceptance to a CSUN STEM graduate program

Benefits to Fellows

● $30,000 annual student stipend for each of two years
● Tuition and fee supplements
● Participation in research projects with
close faculty supervision
● Participation in professional meetings
● Preparation for successful application to PhD Programs


Participants in the Program 2010- 2011

Cesar Ascencio, Electrical Engineering
Jesse Benavides, Mathematics
Danielle Casillas, Material Science Engineering
Sonia Chauhan, Mathematics
Chris Gutierrez, Computer SCience
Melissa Nunley, Geology
Cristo Ramirez, Geology
Kevin Raines, Physics
Evan Randles, Mathematics http://www.csun.edu/~edr13215/

Melanie Sanders, Mathematics
Carrie Whitaker, Geology

Bridges to the Doctorate Coordinators

Dr. Kathleen Marsaglia, Geology
Dr. Karla Pelletier, Engineering
Dr. Cristina Cadavid, Physics
Dr. Carol Shubin, Mathematics

For more information, please contact Dr. Karla Pelletier at 818-677-2191 or email karla.pelletier@csun.edu