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L.E.E.D Links Mentorship Program @ ALPS

LEED — Leaders in Engineering Excellence and Diversity

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, and other Pacific Islander.


Supported by the College of Engineering Diversity Affairs Office, LEED is a diverse student community of undergraduates that meet once per month over a meal. Community meetings include; a 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.

 

Who can participate?

 

LEED is offered specifically to 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, and other Pacific Islander.


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 and students from underrepresented racial/ethnic minority groups
  • Advanced course work in mathematics, science, and engineering (if offered)
  • A record of service, involvement, leadership and commitment to diversity.

 

Applications will be available starting January 1st, 2014!


LEED LINKS Mentor 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:


  • LEED LINKS Community Building – LEED LINKS mentors and freshmen/transfers start building their mentor relationship and LINKS community during a series of teambuilding activities with ALPS High/Low Ropes.
  • Academic Check-Ins – LEED LINKS mentors support freshmen/transfers' academic success by checking-in with their mentees.
  • Involvement Check-Ins – LEED LINKS mentors support freshmen/transfers’ sense of belonging by accompanying them to social and professional events.
  • Mentor-Mentee One-on-Ones – LEED LINKS mentors connect with their freshman/transfer mentees throughout their first year.

 

Help support 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.