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Lineberger Fellows

The Lineberger Fellows program is designed to recognize, support and celebrate the many achievements of highly motivated and talented Lenoir-Rhyne University students. The program accomplishes this by preparing Lineberger Fellows to become more competitive applicants for post-graduate fellowships, awards and exceptional employment opportunities. Participation in the Lineberger Fellows Program is through the University’s invitation-only Scholarship Day or by invitation of the director.

The program is supported by the Lineberger Center for Cultural and Educational Renewal. This scholarship is valued at up to $8,000 over four years. This award cannot be combined with other programmatic scholarships.

What is it?

The program also fosters camaraderie by offering several social opportunities throughout the year. The Fellows meet regularly with the Director to establish personal and professional priorities, develop plans for success, explore networking opportunities, and practice formal and informal interviewing skills. The Fellows participate in career development workshops focusing on self-awareness, internships, the graduate school selection and application process, resumé design, and social media branding. In addition to the personal mentoring and professional guidance provided by the program, Lineberger Fellows receive financial support to purchase passports, attend conferences, receive individual tutoring in a foreign language and enhance their Lenoir-Rhyne University educational experience by receiving funds for national and international travel opportunities.

Program Expectations

Program expectations include: maintaining a competitive GPA (3.8+) and attending approximately eight mandatory meetings and several highly recommended meetings and events that are announced at the beginning of each academic year. In addition, Fellows will participate in a Fellows common read and in career development workshops and retreats that are announced at the beginning of each academic year.

Dr. Rand Brandes

Martin Luther Stevens Professor of English, Director of the Visiting Writers Series, Director of the Lineberger Center
Hickory Campus