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University of Washington, College of Engineering Minority Scholars Engineering Program
 

Summary: University of Washington, College of Engineering
Minority Scholars Engineering Program
2 0 1 0 A L V A A P P L I C A T I O N I N S T R U C T I O N S
MARCH 1 DEADLINE
Instructions, page 1 of 2
The Alliances for Learning and Vision for Underrepresented Americans (ALVA) is a partnership between
industry and the University of Washington. For entering UW freshmen interested in engineering and computer
science, MSEP ALVA provides: 1) engineering internship positions; 2) a transitional bridge program and; 3)
specialized services while in college. Selected applicants are first placed in a paid internship for eight to nine
weeks the summer after they graduate from high school. Participants have most recently interned with The
Boeing Company (Renton, WA), the University of Washington (Seattle, WA), Intel (Dupont, WA), or NASA's Jet
Propulsion Laboratory (Pasadena, CA).1
Housing arrangements/costs vary by intern site. ALVA students
connect with industry professionals, and peers from diverse backgrounds. Hands-on experience with
professional engineers improves critical-thinking, analytical and communication skills, which are needed to
persist in engineering studies. At the conclusion of the intern program, students give formal presentations on
their intern experience and become more aware of technical career opportunities. Following the internship,
ALVA students are automatically admitted into a four week Engineering Bridge Program2
with housing
scholarships for those that have housing through UW Student Housing for the upcoming academic year. They

  

Source: Anderson, Richard - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences