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.
As its main goal, 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.
To apply, please click here. Deadline is April 1st.
Help support LEED
Donate to our designated LEED Scholarship Fund. When you donate you are supporting the College of Engineering's efforts in recruiting and retaining underrepresented students in engineering.