University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati LSAMP site provides an educational environment to meet the three goals, academic integration, social integration, and professionalization of the LSAMP program. Students from Arts & Science, Allied Health, and the College of Engineering and Applied Science participate in the program.

All LSAMP Scholars participate in the Dr. Edward N. Prather Summer Bridge Program, a seven-week residential program that seeks to enhance their academic preparedness for the freshman year. The scholars are required to participate in a series of academic year student success activities and programs.

The College of Arts and Sciences will graduate 7 LSAMP scholars from the first cohort (2014) this spring; two of our students graduated last year. We are happy to report that two of our scholars will graduate with a 4.0 GPA and will earn several awards upon graduation including the Presidential Leadership Medal of Excellence. Of the two 4.0 students, one student was admitted to the UC medical school and another is waiting to decide which Ivy League school she will attend in the fall. She will pursue a doctorate in Physics.

The College of Arts and Sciences will graduate 7 LSAMP scholars from the first cohort (2015) this spring; including one student who graduated in the fall semester 2018.

The College of Engineering and Applied Science will graduate its first cohort of (14) LSAMP Scholars in May of 2019.

All LSAMP Scholars are offered the opportunity to live together in University’s Impact House for the freshman year.  Scholars are required to participate in STEM related community engagement activities during the summer bridge and the academic year. All LSAMP Scholars are required to take the Blacks in Science and Technology course.

LSAMP Scholar 2018 Graduate/Physics

Madelyn Leembruggen

Leembruggen is no stranger to the term ‘busy.’ A double-major in Physics and Mathematics, she has spent the last four years setting an academic pace that has led her to earn numerous scholarships, honors distinctions, scholarly publication, induction into Phi Beta Kappa and a 4.0 GPA. Her Physics advisor and Assistant Professor-Adjunct Richard Gass says, “Madelyn will make an exceptional theoretical physicist…she is simply one of the best students I have ever had.”

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Program Highlights


Presidential Leadership Medal of Excellence 
Eleanor Hicks award from the College of Arts & Sciences
C-Ring Women's Leadership Award (Finalist)
Learning Commons Peer Tutor Mentor
University Honors Program Ambassador
College of Arts & Sciences Ambassador


Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Graduate Admissions Offers

University of Washington, University of Michigan, Tufts University, UC Berkeley, Harvard, and MIT 

Scholar Highlight

Amanuel T. Haile, University Honors Program
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry
Minor: Health Education
Certification: Minority Health


Sarah Blank Greenholz Scholarship   
Niehoff Presidential Scholarship
Stecker Fellowship

Acceptable Majors

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Architecture Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geology
  • Math
  • Neuroscience


Assistant Dean, College of Engineering & Applied Science
LSAMP Coordinator

Whitney Gaskins, PhD

Director, Diversity and Access

Marilyn Kershaw