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LEAP is a four-semester-long program for incoming, community college transfer students. LEAP scholars will learn about undergraduate research, conduct research in an ASU faculty member’s lab, mentor incoming LEAP scholars, and present research to the scientific community.
Yes. By participating in the program, LEAP scholars receive a $3,000 scholarship per semester for a maximum of four semesters.
Scientific research allows you to work toward solving real-world research problems and work directly with ASU scientists who are experts in their fields.
You will learn how to think like a scientist. Becoming proficient in this skill is highly recommended if you are interested in entering graduate or professional school, including medical, dental or veterinary school. Participating in research has shown to improve student GPAs.
To apply, you must:
LEAP Scholars Program Manager
LEAP stands for Learning, Entering, Advising and Producing research. These are the four areas of research you will learn about while enrolled as a scholar in the program.
See the LEAP Program by semester below.
LEAP scholars will enroll in a 3-unit course focused on the process of research, the culture of scientific research and the research opportunities available at ASU. We will explore potential scientific research interests by touring ASU labs and engaging with scientists. By the end of the semester, you will identify which research lab you would like to work in.
You will join an ASU lab and enroll in 3 credits of scientific research. Also, you will enroll in a 1 unit course where ASU faculty mentors will help scholars navigate their research experiences, define a research project and communicate about your research project with peers.
You will enroll in 3 credit hours of scientific research. Scholars will also enroll in a 1 credit course where you will serve as a mentor for the entering cohort of LEAP scholars and lead mini-lab internships for new scholars interested in your research. You will continue to develop your research project and practice communicating your work to the scientific community.
You will continue to conduct scientific research and enroll in 3 credit hours for your work. Additionally, you will enroll in a 1 credit course where you will write a thesis, prepare and present a scientific poster, and prepare and present a formal talk.