The Louis Stokes California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) is an NSF-funded program shared across nine UC campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, San Diego, Riverside, and Merced). Its goal is to enhance diversity in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields at the PhD and faculty level by providing financial and professional development support to students from groups underrepresented in these fields.

Program Benefits

UCLA’s CAMP program provides the following benefits to its members:

  • Mentorship and community
  • Quarterly luncheons supported by the generous donation of Professor Emeritus Richard Weiss
  • Support for research
  • Support for conference attendance
  • Eligibility to participate in the CAMP Statewide Symposium
  • Lending Library
    • Effective Fall 2020 please contact for more information regarding borrowing from the UCLA CAMP Library
      • GRE and MCAT Prep
      • Building Additional skills (e.g. lab management, science communication, scientific integrity, etc.)
  • GRE prep
  • GRE fee reimbursement
  • Graduate application fee reimbursement
  • Eligibility for NSF-funded Louis Stoke Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) programs for graduate students

UCLA’s CAMP program works in collaboration with the following programs, lending additional resources in support of enhancing student success: URC-Sciences Summer ProgramCARE Fellows & ScholarsHHMI Pathways UC LEADS, and MARC.


RaShawna Williams
Program Representative
2121 Life Sciences

Visit the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) website  to learn more about LSAMP and the impact its having on budding scientists like you!