The SEAL program seeks to bridge the graduation and retention gap of First Generation college students by providing academic support, cultivating leadership, and providing professional development and engagement programs. Funding for SEAL is generously provided through the Coca Cola Foundation. Entering the program as sophomores, SEAL fellows will remain in the program through their senior year at UConn, provided they maintain a 2.5 GPA requirement and are actively engaged in the program’s activities. SEAL fellows will be granted professional networking and mentoring opportunities, monthly dinners as a group and will receive an annual stipend.
The mission of SEAL is to provide a range of opportunities to complement the academic classroom experience by way of workshops, symposia and programming to sharpen professional skills and leadership. SEAL fellows embrace the highest ideals of the UConn community and strive for service, leadership, and academic excellence.