BOLD at UConn

BOLD Women's Leadership Network LogoUConn’s BOLD Women’s Leadership Network

UConn’s BOLD program focuses on facilitating opportunities for women’s leadership on campus through scholarship funding, programming, and engagement in service/leadership projects. The BOLD program utilizes a cohort model in which a small group of students are selected to receive scholarships via a competitive application process. Each BOLD Women’s Leadership Network cohort makes a 2-year commitment to the program. Scholars work closely with program leadership and mentors to develop individualized projects for implementation during the summer between their junior and senior years. During the senior year, Scholars will have the opportunity to disseminate the results of their summer projects, participate in ongoing leadership development activities, and serve as mentors for subsequent cohorts. BOLD is built upon a strong inter-generational model that will work to connect Scholars with women faculty, staff, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and alumni. Learn more about eligibility and the application for the second cohort of BOLD.

While BOLD scholarships are limited, there will be ways for interested students, faculty, and staff to benefit from and contribute to the initiative. If you are interesting in learning about upcoming activities and events, please contact BOLD Director Liza Boritz at