Congratulations to both Adraint Bereal and Leonor Ramirez on being announced as 2018 Intellectual Enteprenurship (IE) Pre-Graduate Internship Program. Both Adraint and Leonor are students in our 2018 Developing Future Leaders Mentorship Program. Adraint is also a 2018 Richard Fontenot Honorary Scholarship Student.

Each student will receive a $1,000 grants for the spring 2018 semester. The DDCE provides a matching stipend to the interns’ graduate student mentors. Since 2013, there have been 220 IE Kuhn Scholars selected from an applicant pool of over 480 eligible students—totaling nearly $400,000 in awards and matching stipends. The award supports first-generation and/or economically-disadvantaged college students in their academic pursuits and further enriches their pre-graduate school internship experience (e.g., traveling to conferences, potential graduate school visits, research endeavors, supplies, books etc.).