The Colorado-Wyoming Alliance for Minority Participation (COWYAMP) is a regional partnership functioning within a larger National Science Foundation grant, The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program. This consortium between sixteen institutions of higher education within Colorado and Wyoming works to diversify the nation's STEM workforce by increasing the number of STEM baccalaureate and graduate degrees awarded to populations historically underrepresented in these disciplines.  

The LSAMP program is named for Ohio Rep. Louis Stokes, a civil rights champion and powerful voice for political, economic, and social equity in the United States. The overall goal of the program is to assist universities and colleges increase the number of underrepresented minority students prepared to succeed in graduate education and contribute to a global and technologically driven workforce.

Underrepresented minority populations are defined by LSAMP as "African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders."

How do we use COWYAMP grant funds at CU Boulder?

Student Support:

At University of Colorado Boulder, COWYAMP grant funds are used to support underrepresented minority students with research grants, travel, and BOLD student society support. We also have grant funds that support tutoring in the BOLD Center. 

Contact Information

If you have any questions about COWYAMP at CU Boulder, please reach out to Chantal Baca, BOLD Academic Services Program Manager. 

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