New Mexico AMP
The New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation (New
Mexico AMP) is designed to increase the enrollment and graduation rate
of historically underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering
and mathematics (STEM).
Begun November 1, 1993, New Mexico AMP is a partnership representing the state's public two-year postsecondary institutions, including two federally funded institutions serving American Indian students, and the state-supported four-year universities. New Mexico AMP's goal is to increase the number of minority students who complete their B.S. degrees and who are currently underrepresented in the STEM disciplines.
One of over 35 such programs sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), New Mexico AMP also receives significant support from the state of New Mexico and other private and federal programs. The administrative offices are at New Mexico State University.
Particular emphasis is placed on supporting groups that historically have been underrepresented in STEM: African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Hispanic Americans and Native Pacific Islanders. Preference will be give to historically underrepresented transfer students from New Mexico AMP community colleges and students who have participated in predecessor New Mexico AMP programs: The Summer Community College Opportunity for Researach Experience (SCCORE), the New Mexico AMP Transfer Scholarship, the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Scholarship, or the Community College Professional Development Workshop series. All participating students must be enrolled full time in a STEM discipline and must have a minimum cumulative G.P.A of 2.5 at the beginning of each semester of URA support. Students applying for the SCCORE program must have a 2.7 G.P.A.
For additional New Mexico AMP program information contact the Administrative Office at (575) 646-1847.
(Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. This material was developed under Grant HRD-0331446).