The LSAMP initiative supports historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students in STEM. This program is limited to a select and highly committed group of scholars with an expressed interest in pursuing a major in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Fast Facts / Outcomes

  • All scholars receive a stipend during their first two years
  • Six scholars will have the opportunity to complete summer research after their first year
  • Scholars will build community and networks through special programs and mentorship opportunities, at Trinity and across San Antonio

About Louis Stokes

LSAMP was named in honor of former congressman, Louis Stokes (February 23, 1925 – August 18, 2015), who spent his life serving and defending those in need.
He was an attorney who specialized in civil rights cases, and later the first black congressman elected in the state of Ohio. He served 15 terms in the United States House of Representatives, representing the east side of Cleveland.
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The PUI-SATX-LSAMP program is funded by the National Science Foundation grant number HRD 2207388.

Student Opportunities

LSAMP scholars enjoy several academic and financial opportunities throughout their time at Trinity.

  Academic Opportunities

  • Special program orientation sessions during Tiger Takeoff 
  • Special one-credit course during the first semester of studies at Trinity
  • Six summer research positions available following scholars’ first year at Trinity

  Financial Opportunities

  • $750 per semester stipend during the first two years of study
  • During LSAMP summer research, free room and board as well as a $3,500 stipend (for applicable students only)

Peer Mentors

Each LSAMP scholar will have a personal peer mentor, who will serve as:

  • An experienced guide and role model to help you navigate easily through your college experience
  • A trusted ally who provides advice, support, and information with your personal, academic, and social situations


Once eligible students are accepted to Trinity University and commit to attend, they will receive an invitation to apply.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be interested in pursuing a STEM major
  • Complete the LSAMP Scholar application

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the LSAMP scholars program or would like to request any additional information, please contact David Ribble, Ph.D., at dribble@trinity.edu.


Leadership Team Contacts

The LSAMP leadership team includes faculty and staff members of three partner institutions across San Antonio: St. Mary’s University, the University of the Incarnate Word, and Our Lady of the Lake University.

  • David Ribble, Ph.D.
    Dean: School of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics
    Professor of Biology
    Trinity University

Veronica Acosta, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
University of the Incarnate Word

Teresita Munguia, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Quality Enhancement Plan Director
Our Lady of the Lake University

Melissa L. Karlin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Environmental Science
Director of the Office of Student Research and Inquiry
St. Mary’s University