I have a fabulous opportunity for all of the female college students out there! Lehigh offers a summer research program specifically for girls! It’s called the Clare Luce Boothe Research Scholars program. The website says “Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars are a prestigious group of women undergraduates of the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. A rigorous selection process identifies high-achieving women engineers to become Clare Boothe Luce Scholars for a two-year period, beginning in the summer after their first or second year of study.” It has just been opened up to third years as well!
Think the application progress is probably too rigorous? Think again! First, in order to apply you must meet the following three things:
- To be a U.S. Citizen
- No specific plans for Medical School
- At least a 3.0 GPA
As for the application, this is all you need:
- A personal statement about why you want to participate and your career goals
- A faculty mentor and support letter from them
- A copy of your transcript
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! Even if you aren’t sure of your summer plans, no one is going to force you to accept, so why not give it a try?! There are some great benefits that come with it, but I won’t do all the work for you, check it out yourself at http://www.lehigh.edu/engineering/research/undergraduate/cbl/index.html.