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Summer LEAD Program

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

The deadline to apply for the 2021 Summer LEAD Program has passed. For more information, email us at

Students in the Student Union

About the Program

The Summer Lead Program is hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Care and concern for others is a hallmark of the UConn community. Because your health and the health of UConn Nation is of the utmost importance, we have made the decision to host the Summer Lead Program virtually. This is a non-credit pre-college program taking place from July 20-21, 2021. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about life as a college student and attend virtual college planning, leadership, and skill-building sessions. 


There is no cost for students to participate in UConn's Summer LEAD Program.

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