Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

Considering a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)?

TB B2B (TBB2B) logoThe National Science Foundation has awarded the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) grant to a consortium of three institutions on Florida’s Gulf Coast which include St. Petersburg College, Hillsborough Community College and State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota. The purpose of the Tampa Bay Bridge to Baccalaureate (TB-B2B) program is to increase the number of underrepresented minority (URM)* students completing a bachelor’s degree in a STEM program.

*African-American, Alaskan Native, American Indian/Native American, Hawaiian Native, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Pacific Islander

By joining the TB-B2B LSAMP Program, SCF students have access to:

  • Dedicated STEM Career Program Advising
  • Supplemental learning with peer tutors
  • Help with mathematics courses
  • STEM conferences, workshops, and seminars
  • Networking with STEM students from SCF and other colleges
  • Opportunity to serve as a STEM peer mentor and ambassador,
    assisting with high school and college outreach
  • Internships and research opportunities
  • Access to the B2B STEM Study Room
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The main goals for the program are:

  1. Increase the number of URM students enrolling in STEM programs of study
  2. Increase retention, persistence, and completion of URM students in STEM programs of study
  3. Increase URM student math literacy using evidence-based academic supports
  4. Increase the number of URM students matriculating into STEM Baccalaureate Degrees

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a currently enrolled student at SCF or a partner institution
  • Be an underrepresented minority (African-American, Alaskan Native, American Indian/Native American, Hawaiian Native, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Pacific Islander)
  • Plan to pursue a STEM bachelor’s degree
  • Maintain at least a 2.0 GPA
  • Have fewer than 40 college credits
  • Meet regularly with the Student Support Coordinator
  • Participate in B2B events each semester

 Upcoming Events:


  • Thursday in May - Dinner with Friends 6:30 PM
  • June 8 -  June 18, 2020 STEM Summer Series 9 AM - 3:00 PM
  • June 22 - July 10, 2020 vURE: Clearing the Clutter Caused by COVID-19 Research Experience
  • July 9, 2020 - Strength Finders Student Workshop (Building your Elevator Pitch) - 6:30 PM
  • July 16, 2020 - Team Building Exercise 6:30 PM
  • July 23, 2020 - The Impact of Micro aggressive Behaviors in the Classroom - 6:30 PM
  • July 30, 2020Knowing your Worth Seminar on Imposter Syndrome - 6:30 PM
  • August 3, 2020 - August 14, 2020 - Virtual Chemistry Boot Camp 9 AM - 12 PM Daily

Press Releases:

SCF Names Student Employee of the Year

Outstanding Graduate

SCF Resources Provide Student Success

Collaboration Encourages STEM Exploration

Grant Gives Tampa Bay Minorities Greater Access to STEM Degrees

National Science Foundation Helps Fund STEM at SCF

B2B Student wins award at the Tiny Earth Symposium


Linette Victor
Student Success Coordinator
B2B Grant Program
(941) 752-5611

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