Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance Program

Dwayne Daniels, Ph.D.
Chair of Chemistry
Director of PS-LSAMP
Academic Classroom and Laboratory Bldg, Room 210-211
1005 State University Drive; Fort Valley, GA 31030

Phone: 478.825.6245

With institutional support, the alliance’s goal is to significantly increase the number of underrepresented minority students (African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Alaskan Natives, and Native Pacific Islanders) who earn bachelor’s degrees in the STEM disciplines and to encourage more of our degree recipients to pursue graduate studies in these fields. The promotion of undergraduate research will be a key component of the comprehensive strategies implemented.

Peach State LSAMP is a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored program with the mission to significantly increase the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing degrees Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Our alliance consists of seven institutions, with the University of Georgia serving as the lead institution, Ft. Valley State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Perimeter College, Kennesaw State University, Savannah State University, and Southern Polytechnic State University. What is expected of a FVSU-Peach State LSAMP Scholar?

  • You must have every intention of graduating from one of the participating universities in no more than five years with a baccalaureate degree in a STEM major.
  • You are required to attend all assigned workshop sessions and participate actively.
  • You must remain a full-time student.
  • It is preferred that you work no more than 15 hours per week, preferably in a job related to your field of study.
  • You must meet with your mentor regularly (2-3 times per week) and turn in my mentor sheets every three weeks.
  • You must attend at least one summer research program.
  • You must take the GRE by the end of my Junior Year or by 90 attempted hrs.
  • You must present research at a conference.
  • Your record will be reviewed each semester, and the level of support will be determined largely by progress towards your degree:
    • GPA
    • Hours completed each semester
    • Participate in program



Currently enrolled students

  • Have a declared STEM major
  • Have full-time student status
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident

Minimum Criteria for Participation

  • Be admitted and enrolled at a Peach State LSAMP institution as a full-time student (12 or more semester credit hours)
  • Have a plans to major in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident

Criteria for becoming a FVSU-PSLSAMP Scholar:

  • Undergraduate student or eligibility for admission as undergraduate student
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Underrepresented Minority
  • STEM (Science/ Technology/ Engineering/ Mathematics) Major
  • GPA Minimum 3.0

Benefits for FVSU-PSLAMP Scholar

  • Academic Enrichment
  • Supplemental instruction
  • Learning communities
  • Tutoring
  • Financial Support
  • Peer and Faculty Mentoring
  • STEM Conferences
  • Academic Year and Summer Research Opportunities
  • Summer Bridge Program
  • Leadership Development
  • Outreach Initiatives
  • Internships