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 learn more about 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 how to make the college experience work for them. They will discuss the various resources that can support their success and consider how their leadership style can positively contribute to their college experience.
Participants will also:
- Attend virtual personal development sessions
- Connect with faculty and staff
- Interact with UConn students
- Participate in sample classes
- Learn about the college admissions and financial aid process
How to Apply
School counselors are asked to submit all nominations by Thursday, April 1, 2021 and students must apply by Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Students 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. For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.