“LSP has laid a foundation that will sustain me for the next four years of college.”
-Scholar, LSP I, Class of 2016
Why Choose LSP?
The Leland Scholars Program (LSP) gives 60 incoming students the opportunity to become familiar with both the people and space that will become home for the next four years. Through classes, field trips and residential living, LSP creates a genuine community of first year students. In this communal atmosphere, you will get a jumpstart on your college career both socially and academically!
Who Can Apply?
Any incoming Stanford student who will be enrolling in their first quarter in the Fall (including international students!)
First-generation and/or low-income students, and those from under-resourced high schools are encouraged to apply, however these are not requirements to participate in LSP
First-generation: a student whose parent/guardian has not attained a U.S. bachelor's degree
Low-income: students eligible for full or substantial financial aid, as defined by Financial Aid Office
Under-resourced high school: schools with limited advanced currciular options (e.g. Advanced Placement, IB, etc)
How Can LSP Benefit Me?
Leland Scholars have unparalleled academic opportunities.
Earn 3 course credits toward graduation
Gain experience with analytical writing and problem solving techniques in preparation for fall quarter
Interact with faculty who teach first-year introductory courses in hands-on, small group-oriented settings.
Develop small research projects with faculty mentors
Attend academic workshops developed exclusively for Leland Scholars intended to familiarize students with campus resources
Leland Scholars are a part of a community of like-minded scholars.
Live on-campus during the month of August alongside fellow incoming frosh
Learn from well-established upperclassmen
Develop a true sense of belonging in your new home-away-from-home
Visit Bay Area landmarks and attractions
A Typical LSP Day
Daily commitments vary throughout the summer, but a typical day might look like this:
8am: Breakfast 9:30am - 11:30am: Writing Course or Preceptor Talk/Group Discussions 11:30am-12:30pm: Lunch 12:30-1:30pm: Free Time 1:30-3:30pm: Chemistry or Math Course 3:30-5pm: Academic Resources or Free Time 5-7pm: Dinner 7-9pm: Study Hall 11pm: Nightly Dorm Check-In
In addition, each weekend there will be field trips and excursions around the SF Bay Area.