The University of Connecticut's Summer LEAD (Leadership, Enrichment, Access, and Diversity) Program is a unique opportunity for high-achieving rising Connecticut high school seniors who are first-generation to college, from populations underrepresented in higher education, and from underserved communities to experience life as a college student. Students apply to the program in the spring of their junior year of high school.
The Summer LEAD Program gives participants the opportunity to learn more about themselves and others, and how to make the college experience work for them. They will learn about resources that support their success and consider how their leadership style can positively contribute to their college experience.
Participants will also:
- Attend personal development workshops
- Meet with faculty and staff
- Interact with UConn students
- Participate in sample classes
- Learn about the college admissions and financial aid process
How to Apply
Applications are due Thursday, April 1, 2021 and applicants are encouraged to apply early. Demonstrated interest in attending the University of Connecticut is not a requirement for program consideration. Students will be notified of program acceptance in early May.
The application and nomination forms will become available on November 1, 2020.
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