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Colorado Wyoming Alliance for Minority Participation

UNC is  a member of the Colorado, Wyoming Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program.

We are members of the consortium of fifteen Colorado and Wyoming instructions of higher education working to increase the number of Black/African American, Native American, Hispanic/Latino, Pacific Islander, and Alaska Native students earning bachelor's degrees in STEM.

We have opportunities for students to be involved in research in Spring 2021 as well as Educational and Conference Scholarships.  


STEM at UNC includes the School of Biological Sciences, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, the School of Mathematical Sciences, and the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Research Scholarships

Participating in research is one of the high impact practices for student success. Research and experience have shown that active involvement in research connects you with key concepts in your learning and provides valuable experience. 

Apply for a $750 scholarship to help you gain research experience in Spring 2021 by collaborating with a UNC STEM faculty member!

We'll connect you with a research mentor. Already have one? You can submit their name in the application. If not contact susan.keenan@unco.edu with your research interests and we can get you connected to an opportunity.  

Apply for a research scholarship for Spring 2021 

Eligibility for All Scholarships

If you are an African American/Black, Native American, Hispanic/Latino, Pacific Islander, or Alaska Native  pursuing a bachelor's degrees in STEM at UNC you are eligible. 

You must also have a cumulative GPA of 2.0. 


Conference Scholarships

Experience presenting and discussing science is an important skill for all scientists. The UNC CO WY AMP program provides funding for STEM you to participate in professional conferences. You're are encouraged to virtually attend student-centered academic conferences including SACNAS and ABRCMS or conferences in your field of study.

COVID-19 has caused many scientific conferences to move online to virtual formats. While traveling to a conference can be a fantastic experience, the lower cost of attending a virtual conference means we can support more folks to attend!  You can apply for a conference scholarship to support registration and to compensate for wages you anticipate losing while attending a virtual event. You do not need to present at the conference to apply for funding!

Apply for a Conference Scholarship

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Educational Experience Scholarships  

Thinking about completing an internship or need to get in time shadowing a professional in your field? We have $750 educational scholarships to support activities that enhance your education. Other examples of how you might use these funds include taking interim or summer courses, for living expenses, or to fund technology.

Apply for an Educational Scholarship