Siteman MOLSAMP Collaboration

As part of the National Cancer Institute’s required Plan to Enhance Diversity we have partnered with Missouri Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (MOLSAMP).


MOLSAMP is an alliance of nine institutions of higher education in Missouri who are collaborating to significantly increase the number of underrepresented minority students (URM) statewide who complete undergraduate and advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

We accomplish this goal through the implementation of a variety of activities as well as cohesive translatable strategies among the individual campuses to promote recruitment, retention and graduation of URM students.

Alliance Mission

The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an NSF-funded program designed to broaden participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and increase the number of students studying STEM disciplines.

The objectives of the alliance are to:

  • Increase the total number of URM students graduating with STEM degrees by 125% over a 5 year period
  • Increase the first and second year retention rates of URM students in STEM disciplines to at least 60%
  • Increase the successful transfer of URM students from 2 to 4 year institutions by 25%
  • Increase the number of underrepresented students entering graduate programs in STEM fields by 25%

Faculty Involvement Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering for MOLSAMP programming, please click HERE to provide your information.

Opportunities may include, but are not limited to, meeting with or mentoring MOLSAMP students, speaking at MOLSAMP events, hosting lab tours, or other engagements.

Eligible Trainees

Students who are interested in participating in MOLSAMP must be:

  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • A student in good academic standing
  • From an NSF-designated underrepresented group, which includes low-income, first-generation to college, persons with disabilities, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders.
  • Focusing on one of the following majors:
    • Architecture
    • Actuarial Science & Statistics
    • Biochemistry
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Information Systems
    • Computer Science
    • Engineering Technology
    • Mathematics

Benefits of Participating

MOLSAMP program participants gain access to:

  • Mentors
  • Internships
  • Undergraduate research programs
  • Academic year research stipends
  • A supportive STEM community

Missouri Alliance

The Missouri Alliance works together to develop programs aimed at increasing the number of students from underrepresented populations who receive degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

The intentional and innovative activities of MOLSAMP focus on undergraduate research experiences and graduate school preparation.

Lead Institution

Harris-Stowe State University

Alliance Schools

Lincoln University of Missouri

Missouri State University

St. Louis Community College

Truman State University

University of Central Missouri

University of Missouri – Columbia

University of Missouri – St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis