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The Lime Connect Fellowship Program


The Lime Connect Fellowship Program wraps up a great symposium in NYC.

Congratulations to the Lime Connect Fellowship Class of 2016!

Peter Beatty, Georgetown University
Zoe Bohn, Stanford University
Zachary Bohn, University of Southern California
Leon Chen, Swarthmore College
Rachel Diebner, University of Texas at Austin
William Elia, Georgetown University
Eboni Freeman, Emory University
Kristen Gonzalez, Columbia University
Diana Heldfond, Georgetown University
Holly Ho, California State University‐Fullerton
Kevin Hsu, Stanford University
Sarah Lim, Northwestern University
Sheila McLaughlin, Villanova University
Brian Meersma, Cornell University
Arslan Memon, Southern Methodist University
Teri Minogue, Brown University
Esmeralda Murray, Syracuse University
Isabelle Osterholt, University of Redlands
Joey Pickens, Carnegie Mellon University
Marissa Posner, New York University
Alia Sani. Duke University
Gururaj Shriram, University of Miami
Joshua Toch, University of California‐Berkeley
Chris Yoon, Stanford University
Brian Zhan, Northwestern University

The Lime Connect Fellowship Program For Students with Disabilities is our flagship program in the U.S. designed for highly accomplished rising juniors with disabilities.  This highly selective 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 2017 internships
  • 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 late July, and offers individual and group 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.

2016 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 2016-2017 academic year
•   Eligible to work in the United States
•   A person with a (visible or invisible) disability.*

Lime Connect Fellow Benefits:
•   Participation in an all-expense paid Leadership & Development Symposium in New York City
•   Access to Lime Connect's partner companies (PepsiCo, IBM, Google, Target, Goldman Sachs,
    Bloomberg, JP Morgan and PwC US) via networking events, career workshops & more for  potential
    summer 2017 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

If selected, candidates will attend the following all-expense paid events in New York City:
May 19 or 20, 2016 
Lime Connect Fellows Selection Super Day (all finalists - via Skype if traveling overseas)

July 27 - July 31, 2016
Lime Connect Fellows Leadership & Development Symposium (Fellows)

Application is closed. Please check back in January 2017 for the 2017 Fellowship Program application. 


New to Lime Connect? To apply, candidates will join The Lime Network and provide the following:

  • Contact and education information
  • Current resume
  • Answers to three brief essay questions
  • Semi-Finalists will be asked to provide one letter of recommendation from a professor, advisor or supervisor

     Want to know more?  Contact us here.    



See some fun photos of the Leadership & Development Symposium here!

"Getting to talk with the other Fellows about our disabilities and how we deal with talking to our friends about them was a great experience for me. It was nice to hear that I'm not the only one who worries about this and does not always know how to deal with those situations. I really liked Sam's comment about his realization that Lime is not just an organization that connects smart kids with great companies, but that Lime seeks to change the way that society and corporations view people with disabilities by proving that people with disabilities deliver quality and results. I really think Lime will accomplish this mission, especially after meeting the other Fellows, all of whom are such smart, driven, and nice people. I learned so much from the other Fellows, and I feel like all of us grew a lot during the symposium. I certainly did. I realized that I don't need to hide my disability from anyone and that hiding it does not help break stereotypes. It was great to hear how the other Fellows deal with their disabilities, and I really liked speaking with someone else who shares my specific disability." - 2010 Lime Connect Fellow


Fellows and Alex at dinner
Partners and Fellows enjoy the Fellowship Program Symposium Dinner


Michael Carajohn Fellows Dinner
Networking at a Fellows Symposium dinner with our corporate partners

* A person with a disability is defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term or recurring issue that impacts one or more activities that others may consider to be a daily function. This definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists. We know that 90% of disabilities on campus (and 70% of disabilities among the general population) are invisible, and candidates with all disabilities are encouraged to join The Lime Network and take full advantage of the benefits it offers.


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