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The Lime Connect Fellowship Program for Students with Disabilities.

by Adeshola Dahunsi

Application Deadline: February 28th 2021 at midnight PST!

The Lime Connect Fellowship Program For Students with Disabilities is a flagship program in the U.S. designed for highly accomplished rising juniors with disabilities.

This prestigious program:

  • guides Fellows through the summer internship recruitment process
  • connects them with our corporate partners – some of the world’s leading corporations – for potential Summer 2022 internships and more
  • deepens their leadership skills
  • prepares them for success in their internship
  • builds their confidence as a person with a disability
  • engages them in a Lime Connect Fellowship community, consisting of current and past Fellows
  • provides access to prestigious scholarships.

The Fellowship Program kicks off with a leadership & development symposium in New York in July and offers individual coaching, webinars, mentoring, and Fellows community discussions throughout the year.*  Upon “graduation” from the program, Fellows become part of the larger Lime Connect Fellows Community and have access to ongoing professional development, community and networking opportunities throughout their careers.

2021 Lime Connect Fellowship Program Eligibility Requirements:

  • A current sophomore at a four-year university in the United States
  • Continuing studies as a full-time student for the 2021 – 2022 academic year
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • A person with a (visible or invisible) disability.*

Lime Connect Fellow Benefits:

  • Participation in an expense-paid Leadership & Development Symposium in New York City*
  • Access to Lime Connect’s partner companies (BlackRock, Bloomberg, EY, Goldman Sachs, Google, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Microsoft, PwC, Sony, and Unilever) via networking events, career workshops & more for potential summer 2022 internships
  • Ongoing professional development, coaching, and mentoring for internship and career success
  • Lifelong benefits of The Lime Connect Fellows Network
  • Further development of Lime Connect’s Fellowship Program and mentoring for future Fellows classes.

How To Apply

PART 1

Applicants will submit the following: 

  • Resume 
  • Two essays (400 words or less) describing  your leadership qualities and your career goals

PART 2

Selected semi-finalists will submit the following: 

  • Two essays (400 words or less) describing breaking stereotypes and your motivation to apply to this program – due Sunday, April 4th (@ midnight PST) 
  • One letter of recommendation from a professor, advisor, or supervisor** (due by April 11th)

If selected, candidates will attend the following events in New York City*:

Thursday, May 13th or Friday, May 14th (Finalists) – Lime Connect Fellows Selection Super Day with corporate partners

Wednesday, July 28th through Sunday, August 1st (Fellows) – Lime Connect Fellows Leadership & Development Symposium.

Official Website: The Lime Connect Fellowship Program

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