The Summer Scholars Bridge Program assists incoming LSAMP students in the transition into Oregon State University. Our bridge program exists not only to increase retention, but also to develop future campus leaders. The program is designed to connect students with a solid peer group, resources on campus, a support structure of faculty and staff and become comfortable with life on campus. Participation in the program is free and includes housing and meals for the duration of the 10-day bridge.
Students participating in the LSAMP Summer Scholars Bridge Program will:
Students participating in the LSAMP Summer Scholars Bridge Program will also have the opportunity to learn about and join the OSU STEM Leaders Program, an exciting opportunity for students from underrepresented groups in STEM colleges at Oregon State. In this program, students gain access to several important experiences, including paid undergraduate research with a professor, workshops focused on improving the likelihood of success, a U-SUCCEED course teaching essential skills for first-year students and interactions with a community of students with similar interests. There is no application or participation cost associated with this program.
To participate, students must be considered underrepresented minority students (URM) who are enrolling in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) related major at Oregon State University.
As a first-year student at Oregon State, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to seek out activities and programs to become involved in during your time on campus. LSAMP is a great way for you to get to know other students in the STEM fields and build a community with diverse scholars.
Feel comfort in knowing that you have a place and a group of people that are invested in your success as you pursue a baccalaureate degree in one of the many STEM fields offered at Beaver Nation. The best way to get involved with LSAMP from the beginning is to contact us. There are a number of programs during the summer and early fall that we can refer you to.
The Pacific Northwest LSAMP alliance includes community colleges where students can become affiliated with LSAMP before enrolling in Oregon State University. If you are a student currently enrolled in a STEM program at any of these community colleges and are interested in transferring to Oregon State and participating in LSAMP, please contact us.
Oregon State University also has a Degree Partnership Program (DPP) with numerous community colleges in the states of Oregon and Hawaii. DPP gives students the opportunity to be jointly admitted to Oregon State and one of the partner institutions and complete a bachelor's degree more affordably and quickly. If you are interested in DPP or transferring to Oregon State, please contact an admissions advisor.