BAT-LSAMP Scholarship Program



Bridges Across Texas - Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation

The Bridges Across Texas (BAT) partnership is funded by the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) grant program through the National Science Foundation. UNT Dallas is working with Texas Tech University, Dallas College, South Plains College, and Texas Southmost College to provide programs, resources, academic experiences, and financial support to students pursuing a STEM degree.

Applications for Fall 2024 are open until July 31st.

What are the benefits of becoming a BAT-LSAMP Scholar

*all STEM students have access to the STEM Center, regardless of participation in the program 


Who is eligible to to apply?

Applicants to the BAT-LSAMP program must meet all the following requirements to be considered:

Students from underrepresented groups in STEM are strongly encouraged to apply.


What do I have to do as a BAT-LSAMP scholar?

Participation in the BAT-LSAMP program requires students to maintain good academic standing, attend required events, and engage in a research experience with a faculty mentor.


Current BAT-LSAMP Scholars at UNT Dallas  

  • Isabelle Chung | Biology 
  • Irene Rico | Biology
  • Katia Rabago | Biology
  • MeSha McClanahan | Biology (minor Psychology)
  • Nicole Everitt | Biology (minor Chemistry)
  • Connor Hester | Biology
  • Valerie Torres | Biology (minor Chemistry)
  • Asia Penelton* | Biology
    *graduating at end of semester

  • Molly Co* | Biology (minor Chemistry)
  • MeSha McClanahan | Biology (minor Psychology)
  • Nicole Everitt | Biology
  • Steven Harridge | Biology
  • Lauren Herrera* | Biology (minor Chemistry)
  • Connor Hester | Biology
  • Valerie Torres | Biology (minor Chemistry)
  • Asia Penelton | Biology

*graduated at end of semester


Reflections by BAT-LSAMP Scholars



“BAT-LSAMP has provided me with a supportive, accessible environment for research and exploring my future field. It has provided me with tools and accountability for academic success, and it has surrounded me with like-minded peers and mentors. I truly appreciate the opportunities that it has given me, and I look forward to future participation.”

          Nicole Everitt, Biology


Isabelle Chung LSAMP Scholar

“LSAMP helped me find a community where support
and guidance could help me suceed. Through LSAMP,
I not only engaged in research but also discovered a
network of peers who became invaluable mentors.
LSAMP provided me with opportunities to participate
in my first research conference, where I could apply
classroom knowledge to real-world problems.

The guidance and encouragement from both peers and faculty mentors propelled me forward, allowing me to grow both academically and professionally.”

                                                                                                                  Isabelle Chung, Biology 




“BAT-LSAMP gave me a head start as a student researcher by experiencing a symposium in Lubbock as an observer; as well as giving me access and opportunity to research, professional, career, and student development tools that will help me grow in every area of my life. I am very grateful to be a part of this program and eager to see how the program will grow to advance the lives of other students.” 

          Lauren Herrera, Biology (minor Chemistry), Class of 23

More Information

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