Application Process

Applications are currently open for a start date of Fall 2021!! 

Please submit your application HERE! Before submitting, please review the information below.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Must be enrolled in a M.S. or Ph.D. Engineering Program
  2. Must be able to commit to 2 years in the academy

Application Documents:

  1. Online application form
  2. One page cover letter (details below)
  3. Virtual Interview

Instructions for Applicants’ Cover Letter:

Please briefly address all the following criteria in your one-page letter (no less than 11 point font, 1-inch margins):

  1. State why you are applying to JLLA and what you hope to gain or achieve through your participation
  2. Recount and assess your personal growth from a specific professional challenge
  3. Recount your past work and/or future interest in community engagement or broader impacts
  4. Explain how your personal experience or background will enhance diversity in JLLA, the SoE, or engineering field more broadly

Any questions about the program can be directed to engr-jlla@uconn.edu


The video below contains clips of current and past members’ detailing their experiences within JLLA. For a transcript of the video, please click here.