The Indiana Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program at Ivy Tech Indianapolis is now accepting applications for 2024 Summer Research Scholars and Supplementary Instruction Student Leaders/Mentors (SIs).

The LSAMP program supports underrepresented minority (URM) science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students. The program assists universities and colleges in increasing the number of students enrolling into and completing high-quality degree programs within STEM to diversify the industry’s workforce, according to the national LSAMP website. Students selected as LSAMP scholars receive stipends for their active participation as tutors, lab assistants, peer mentors, and summer researchers.

Ivy Tech Indy’s LSAMP 2024 Summer Research Scholars will have an 8-week research experience on the Indiana University-Indianapolis campus under the guidance of a faculty mentor from June 3 to July 26. Each scholar will receive a $3,000 stipend. 

LSAMP 2023-24 SIs will lead the collaborative learning effort in designated LSAMP-approved classes during the fall and spring semesters. SIs will help underrepresented minority peers with homework and other classroom learning activities under the mentorship of the course instructor. SIs are required to work 10 hours per week for 14 weeks in fall and 14 weeks in spring. The hourly pay rate is $15 an hour. SIs also must complete a short reflection regarding their experience after each semester.

LSAMP scholars are also provided scholarship opportunities and can participate in other professional development activities, such as attending STEM conferences and presenting their research findings. 

As four recent Ivy Tech LSAMP students prepare to graduate in May, Keneisha Etheridge, the Indiana LSAMP program director and assistant professor for the Ivy Tech Indy School of Information Technology, seeks the next cohort of LSAMP program participants.

Students interested in LSAMP’s 2024 summer research opportunities have until 5 p.m. on March 29 to submit their applications. 

Applicants for LSAMP’s summer research and SI opportunities must meet the following criteria: 

  • United States citizen or permanent resident;
  • Member of a historically underrepresented racial and ethnic minority group in STEM discipline (African American, Alaska Native, American Indian, Hispanic, Native Hawaiian, and Native Pacific Islander;
  • Undergraduate full-time currently enrolled for classes at an IN LSAMP Campus;
  • Enrolled in a STEM major that qualifies under the LSAMP NSF STEM Classification of Instructional Programs;
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 (out of 4.0).

Peer mentor applications are accepted on a rolling basis, filling the positions on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

Ivy Tech LSAMP also seeks faculty members interested in guiding the peer mentor; if you or someone you know is interested, please email

You can visit to learn more. 

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.