Scholarship and Internship Resources

Student Resources

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Preparing Application Materials

LSAMP provides both group and one-on-one mentoring to help you prepare a competitive application packet for research experiences, internships, and scholarships. This includes short essay responses, personal statements, cover letters, and more.

PSU Scholarships

Incoming and current students should apply to all available PSU scholarships for which they are eligible using the PSU Scholarship application portal. Scholarship applications go live on October 1 and close on February 1 every year.

External Scholarships

There are a variety of scholarships students can apply to either based on the county you graduated high school from, demographics and income level, major, or hobbies. Review our curated STEM resource document to see additional external scholarships and other useful information.


Incoming LSAMP students will be able to access a free 1-year subscription to myScholly, which tailors available scholarships to you, simplifying the scholarship search process. Included in this free subscription is an AI-based writing assistant and math problem solver. 

PSU STEM Programs Index Page

LSAMP has compiled a list of Portland State programs that support underserved or historically excluded populations in STEM through scholarships, academic programming, or research opportunities. To learn more about each program, please visit our Google Site

Below you'll find a number of programs LSAMP students typically apply to based on their academic and career interests.

Program Name


Code2040 Code2040 is focused on supporting Black and Latino/x talent in the U.S. technology section through fellowship programs for college-level students and early career professionals. Visit their site to learn more.
Emerging Leaders Institute Emerging Leaders is a Portland-based organization that is focused on improving the racial and cultural diversity within leadership structures in local organization. They offer paid internship opportunities to traditional and non-traditional students of color and aspiring professionals. Learn more by visiting their website.
LSAMP Scholars Program LSAMP offers a quarter-long research/internship experiences with faculty with funding available for active members of LSAMP. Awards will be reviewed on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted. Visit this Google Form to apply.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates The National Science Foundation (NSF) offers funded summer research experiences at various colleges and universities across the country. Use the site search feature to find programs in the NW and beyond.
McNair Program The McNair Program is a U.S. Department of Education funded program that supports low income, first-generation, and historically underrepresented students prepare for graduate programs through independent research projects and graduate school preparation. To learn more visit their site
Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL)  The PNNL offers summer internships opportunities in life sciences, engineering, and computer science/security fields. Visit their internship site to learn more.
Pathways to Science A comprehensive site listing information on fellowships, internship opportunities, webinars, and a variety of other resources for aspiring and professional scientists. Visit their site to see what's available.
...and many others Depending on your academic interests and career goals, there are a variety of other organizations you may wish to learn more about. Contact us to learn more.