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Historically Black Colleges and Universities – Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP)

LITTLE ROCK, AR (Oct. 16, 2012) --- Philander Smith College’s Division of Natural and Physical Sciences received a $1.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities – Undergraduate Program. The program aims to increase the number of minorities graduating from a Historically Black College with degrees centered on careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Philander Smith College received the first phase of this project’s funding in 2006 with an allocated amount of $3 million. That funding phase expires in February 2013. The second phase of the project’s $1.75 million grant extends from Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2017.

HBCU-UP Organizational Chart (2012-2017)

Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

ARK-LSAMP Member Institutions (8)
University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff  University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 
University of Arkansas, Little Rock  University of Arkansas, Monticello Arkansas State University  ** Philander Smith College ** 
Pulaski Technical College  South East Arkansas College 

ARK-LSAMP *Scholar Requirements:

  • Must meet Philander Smith College Application requirements 
  • 2.9 GPA or higher (High School GPA)
  • 19 ACT score or higher (or equivalent SAT score) 
  • Must declare a STEM major at Philander Smith College (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) 

*STEM students accepted into ARK-LSAMP program are required to attend regular weekly meetings. Paid research experiences are offered during the Fall and Spring semesters in compliance with grant guidelines for the program.

ARK-LSAMP Application  Deadline: April 15, 2013
PSC ARK-LSAMP Participant Profile (2011)
ARK-LSAMP Organizational Chart (2012-2013)