Emerging Leaders Scholars Program

The mission of Emerging Leaders Scholars Programs is to maximize scholars’ potential by providing an overarching, campus-wide initiative supported by college specific programming. Through research-based programmatic components- such as scholarly identity development, undergraduate research activities, study abroad and internship opportunities, peer mentoring, faculty mentoring- the Emerging Leaders Scholars Program will maximize a Scholar’s potential while at Purdue University, preparing them for their next giant leap. Click on the titles below to learn more

The Emerging Leaders Scholars Summer Program

The Emerging Leaders Scholars Summer Program begins in July. Students live in the Emerging Leaders Scholars Learning Community in Harrison Hall. Students enroll in 9 credits hours and must enroll in HONR 120 which prepares them to take on undergraduate research projects earlier than their peers. Once students move into their rooms, the rooms they will have for the rest of the academic year, students will have an orientation to the Emerging Leaders Scholars Program. At this orientation, students will be paired with a peer mentor. This peer is an upper-level Emerging Leader Scholar who can offer invaluable advice on how to best transition to college, navigate the institution, and ensure academic excellence. Students will also participate in the Emerging Leaders Scholars Summer Lecture Series. Every Monday and Wednesday, we bring experts in from across campus and beyond to help students build a success network and identify important resources available to them during their time at Purdue. There are also a ton of fun events planned for Emerging Leaders Scholars to participate in throughout the Summer Program. These are meant to help students build community and make lasting connections with their fellow Boilermakers.

High Impact Summer Activities

Each summer Emerging Leaders Scholars are required to engage in a high impact activity. To complete this requirement, students can participate in activities such as research, internships, summer courses, and study abroad opportunities.

Internship Opportunities

Emerging Leaders Scholars have exclusive access to internships. Be sure to stop by our office (MSEE 386) to learn about this growing pool of opportunities.

The BoilerMentor Program

The BoilerMentor Program facilitates the pairing of students with a peer mentor in the same academic college. Through weekly one-on-one mentoring sessions, participants engage in discussions pertaining to their academic pursuits, extracurricular engagements, and personal well-being. These sessions serve as a platform for students to reflect upon their educational journey, exchange insights, and navigate the various facets of their first-year experience.

Study Abroad Opportunities

The Emerging Leaders Scholars Program highly values the opportunity to study abroad. We encourage students to pursue these opportunities and we can even provide some financial support for Emerging Leaders Scholars to participate. Moreover, the Emerging Leaders Scholars Program organizes Maymester study abroad trips, enabling students to travel abroad at a minimal cost. In the past our program has studied in Brazil, and in this upcoming Maymester, we will be studying Ghana. Be on the lookout for details about upcoming trips and funding opportunities.

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