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Welcome To Fisk TLSAMP!

Improving STEM Student Retention Via Partnership

Welcome to the Tennessee Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (TLSAMP) program. TLSAMP is a collaborative effort sustained by a coalition of ten colleges and universities in the State of Tennessee:

Fisk University 
LeMoyne-Owen College 
Middle Tennessee State University 
Nashville State Community College
Southwest Tennessee Community College
Tennessee State University (lead institution)
Tennessee Technological University 
University of Memphis 
University of Tennessee - Knoxville 
Vanderbilt University

Students must complete undergraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

The goal of TLSAMP is to significantly increase the number of underrepresented minority students in STEM fields statewide. This goal will be accomplished through the implementation of a comprehensive and integrated series of recruitment and retention initiatives that address key transition points from undergraduate recruitment through preparation for graduate school.

The objectives to support the goal of the alliance are to:

  • recruit underrepresented students to pursue science or engineering as a career;
  • improve the quality of the learning environment for underrepresented science and engineering students at all schools; and
  • ensure that a larger number of undergraduate students are prepared to enter graduate programs.

TLSAMP offers the following student support services: a research conference, undergraduate research opportunities, internship opportunities, and student stipends.

If you are a minority student majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics you are encouraged to become an active participant in the TLSAMP program. If you have any questions about the TLSAMP program, please contact Cathy Martin at (615)329-8804 or email her at

14th Annual Conference