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College of Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison

1410 Engineering Drive, Suite 101
Madison, WI 53706

Email: dao@engr.wisc.edu
Tel: (608) 890-1403
Fax: (608) 890-2133

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Leaders in Engineering Excellence and Diversity (LEED) Scholars Program

LEED LINKS at ALPS LEED Links Mentorship Program @ ALPS

About LEED

The LEED Scholars Program is a competitive scholarship program, designed to attract academically talented women and students from groups historically underrepresented in the field of engineering: African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino/a, Southeast Asian American (Hmong/ Cambodian/ Laotian/ Vietnamese), American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, other Pacific Islanders, educationally disadvantaged, low-income, and first generation college students.


Supported by the Diversity Affairs Office, LEED is a diverse student community of undergraduates that meet once per month over a meal. Community meetings include lecture series, academic, personal, and career development, social networking, and leadership opportunities within the field of engineering.


The LEED Scholars Program builds an academic, personal, and professional support network. The ultimate goal is to recruit, retain, and successfully graduate student leaders in engineering.

 

Applying to LEED

Who can participate?

 

LEED Scholars supports women and student groups who are historically underrepresented in the field of engineering: African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino/a, Southeast Asian American (Hmong/ Cambodian/ Laotian/ Vietnamese), American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, other Pacific Islander, educationally disadvantaged students, low-income, and first generation college students.


Applicant attributes: An academic profile demonstrating the ability, initiative, and determination to achieve an undergraduate degree in engineering.


Eligibility and selection criteria:

 

- High school senior at the time of application

- Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (4.0 scale)

- Preference for women, students from underrepresented racial/ethnic minority groups, educationally-disadvantaged, low-income, and first generation college students 

- Advanced high school course work in mathematics, science, and engineering (if offered)

- A record of service, involvement, leadership and commitment to diversity.

 

Applications for incoming engineering students to LEED Scholars will be available starting in mid-November on scholarships.wisc.edu. Please note, you can complete an application to LEED Scholars prior to receiving notification of UW admittance.

LEED LINKS Mentoring Program

LEED LINKS Mentoring Program

 

LEED LINKS is a mentoring program within the Leaders in Engineering Excellence and Diversity (LEED) Scholarship Program at UW-Madison. It is a college transition program that welcomes LEED freshmen and transfer students by pairing them with current successful LEED upperclass mentors to guide them in their first-year on campus. LEED LINKS mentors assist students by naturally connecting them with resources that promote college success (e.g., academic advising, faculty office hours, academic enhancement, and involvement) in the engineering field.


LEED LINKS is a year-long transition program with four components:


  • 1) LEED LINKS Community Building – Mentors and freshmen/transfers start building their mentor-mentee relationship and LINKS community during a series of teambuilding activities with ALPs High/Low Ropes Courses.

 

  • 2) Academic Check-Ins – Mentors support freshmen/transfers' academic success by checking-in with their mentees.

 

  • 3) Involvement Check-Ins – Mentors support freshmen/transfers’ sense of belonging by accompanying them to social and professional events.

 

  • 4) Mentor-Mentee One-on-Ones – Mentors connect with their freshman/transfer mentees throughout their first year.

 

LEED Downloadable Documents

LEED Downloadable Documents

 

October 1st, 2014 - LEED LINKS Mentor Training Program Handout 

Make a Gift to LEED

Make a Gift to LEED

 

Please consider donating to our designated LEED Scholarship Fund. When you donate you are not only supporting the LEED Program, but also the scholarships that fund our students so that they may continue in engineering.