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Chemistry LEAD Scholars

Dr. Anna Samia, Co-Director

Dr. Irene Lee, Co-Director


Kelsey Forester, Coordinator

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The Chemistry Leadership, Enrichment, and Academic Development (LEAD) Scholars program is for our Master of Science (MS) students who wish to grow, connect, and learn beyond the classroom during their studies here at Case Western Reserve University. The program’s design intends to support students in their transition to graduate studies or careers in industry.


Apply to be a Chemistry LEAD Scholar!


Students selected as Chemistry LEAD Scholars receive and take part in the following:

Academic Scholarship

Receive a partial academic scholarship each semester (up to three semesters) dependent upon:

  • Continued success in the Master of Science in Chemistry program
  • Active participation in LEAD academic and career mentoring
  • Participation in specialized career and leadership development programs

Academic & Career Mentoring

Benefit from one-on-one mentoring, as well as LEAD cohort meetings.

  • Learn about what Case Western Reserve University’s community and the greater Cleveland area has to offer
  • Develop and form relationships with members in the community
  • Become a strong and confident community leader and researcher

Specialized Career and Leadership Development Programs

Participate in programs that offer breadth and depth in multifaceted areas in collaboration with departments across the campus. Examples of programs are:

  • Orientation: Getting to know your campus resources
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Identity
  • Leadership development
  • Career development (speaker series, internship placements)


All MS applicants are welcome to apply to be a part of this innovative program. To apply to become a Chemistry LEAD scholar, please fill out the following application here. In five sentences, explain why you should be chosen to be a LEAD Scholar and how you will benefit from the program. This short response and your overall application package will be evaluated.

For specific questions, or to request additional information about the LEAD Scholars program, please contact the program director, Professor Anna Samia directly at





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