UT LEAD Summer Institute Counselor Recommendation Form
Thank you for providing a recommendation for your student to serve as a UT LEAD Summer Institute Counselor. Please take a moment to complete this form.
The UT LEAD Summer Institute has been designed to facilitate the transition from high school to college for a select group of UT scholars. During the summer program, these students will attend the second summer session and enroll in eight credits of summer school. In addition, the students will participate in a variety of activities to help acclimate them to college at the University of Tennessee. The students will live together in a UT residence hall and experience life on campus while attending class together.
UT LEAD Counselors will work directly with a group of 40 students to help guide, counsel, and assist them during the summer session. Counselors lead social and cultural activities (includes daytime, evening, and weekend work), assist with academic support, provide students with insights into the culture at UT, and provide a network of contacts to ensure that UT LEAD students feel connected to the campus.
UT LEAD Counselors are chosen based on a variety of factors including a strong academic record, leadership experience, maturity, responsibility, cultural competence, and knowledge of the University of Tennessee. UT LEAD Counselors are provided with room, meal plan, and a $2,500 taxable stipend for the duration of the program.