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The Lime Connect Fellowship Program


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

Application is open! 
Deadline to apply is Sunday, April 3rd (reference is due Wednesday, April 13th)


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)

  • Join The Lime Network via this link and you'll see how to apply; or
  • if you're already a member of The Lime Network you can access the application here.


Congratulations to the 2015 Lime Connect Fellows!

Lauren Antonucci, Georgia Institute of Technology
Albert Appouh, Rutgers University
Nathan Barash, Columbia University
Jordan Berger, Cornell University
Hannah Frankl, University of California, Berkeley
Jordana Fremed, Columbia University
Jonathan Goldstein, Cornell University
Ashleigh Greaves, New York University
Ben Griffiths, University of Pennsylvania
Kun Ho Kim, Harvard University
Terry Lin, University of Pennsylvania
Javier Mendez, Columbia University
Ana Sophia Mifsud, Stanford University
Ray Parker, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Kartik Sawhney, Stanford University
Emma Scher, Cornell University
Bryan Stromer, Vanderbilt University
Taylor Tobin, Georgetown University
Neil Wathore, Brown University
Lauren Weinberg, University of Chicago
Zack Wentz, University of Southern California

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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