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The Lime Connect Fellowship Program


The Lime Connect Fellowship Program Class of 2014 wraps up a great symposium in NYC.

Application is now open! Deadline to apply is Monday, April 6th! 

2015 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 2015-2016 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 and JP Morgan) via networking events, career workshops & more for  potential summer 2016 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

If selected, candidates will attend the following all-expense paid events in New York City:

 May 28 or 29, 2015  
Lime Connect Fellows Selection Super Day (all finalists - via Skype if traveling overseas)

July 29 - August 2, 2015  
Lime Connect Fellows Leadership & Development Symposium (Fellows)

Application is now open!
Members of The Lime Network can access the application here.
Interested in learning more about the Fellowship Program? Join us for a virtual information session (click on the link to register):

New to Lime Connect? 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!

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 2016 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 August, 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.

Congratulations to the Lime Connect Fellowship Program Class of 2014!
This outstanding group of students was selected by our corporate partners, and reconnected with them at the Leadership & Development Symposium in New York.

Chloe Blanchard Columbia
Johnathan Boyle Columbia
Brandon Camhi Stanford University
Steven Claunch University of Pennsylvania                   
Ayanda Collins Brown University
Alexander Daniel Columbia
Matthew Ferranti Stanford University
Nora Genster Georgetown University
Monisha Gulabani University of Pennsylvania
Dylan Gully Tufts University
Ariel Herbert-Voss University of Utah
Hoai-Linh Lai Columbia
Benjamin Pham Cornell University
Rachel Reed Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Venkatasai Repala Duke University
Arielle Schacter Brown University
Phillip Schuholz University of Pennsylvania
Ariel Small University of Pennsylvania
Jason Truong University of Pennsylvania
Cliff Weitzman Brown University

Lime Connect Fellows are selected by our corporate partners, and Fellows include students from American, Brown, Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Duke, Fordham, GWU, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Harvard, MIT, Michigan, Northwestern, NYU, Princeton, Stanford, Tufts, UCLA, Chicago, Maryland, Michigan, Penn, Pitt, USC, UT Austin Virginia Tech, Wash U and more.

NYC Fellows with Pat Holt

Lime Connect's board of directors and The Lime Team hosted some of the 2010 Fellows who were interning in New York at The Campbell Apartment!

"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 2012 Fellowship Program Symposium Dinner


Michael Carajohn Fellows Dinner
Networking at the 2011 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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