About the LA-STEM Research Scholars Program

Challenging undergraduate students to achieve the highest levels of intellectual and personal development is a vital part of the mission of Louisiana State University. In pursuit of this goal, the Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) with funding from the National Science Foundation and the Louisiana Board of Regents is proud to have established the Louisiana Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (LA-STEM) Research Scholars Program.

The goal of the LA-STEM Program is to promote the life and diversity of the STEM student body by bringing together students with diverse backgrounds and experiences. The program focuses on providing a supportive and motivating environment for students which promotes academic success through mentoring, education and research.

The LA-STEM scholarship is one of the most prestigious awards offered by the University. Our program is designed to help build on the foundation that was laid by the family, high school teachers, counselors, and mentors of our participants. We challenge our students to raise the bar in the areas of academics, community involvement, research, mentoring, and leadership. Our hope is that they gain the most out of their college experience and use all available resources to help them succeed at LSU, in graduate school, and in their future careers.