The Lehigh University Summer Scholars Institute, now in its third year, is an intensive three-week preparatory experience designed for incoming first year students who, in addition to their academic potential, show much promise in the areas of leadership and community/civic engagement. Hosted by the Lehigh Provost's office and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the program provides an academic and social orientation to the life at Lehigh, and promotes personal growth and educational achievement.
During the summer session, students work closely with Lehigh professors on projects and research opportunities that expose them to the rigors and culture of Lehigh University. The Institute also prepares the students for leadership and community engagement, while helping them access Lehigh's many resources.
During the most recent Summer Scholars session, Lehigh visual storyteller Stephanie Veto spoke with both students and mentors about the value of the program--and how it helps Lehigh mold the next generation of leaders.