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What is i3?

We’re looking for the daring, the creative, the thought leaders. i3 Scholars are the people ready to tackle the difficult problems and change the world.

The iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) is an undergraduate research and leadership development program that prepares students from underrepresented populations for graduate study and careers in the information sciences. Only 25 students from across the country are selected each year to become i3 Scholars. Those students undertake a yearlong experience that includes two summer institutes hosted by the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences and a research project spanning the year. i3 prepares students for the rigors of graduate study and serves as a pipeline for i3 Scholars into internationally recognized information schools—the iSchools. Most importantly, i3 empowers students to create change and make an impact on the people around them.

Introductory Institute: Summer 1, June and July, Four Weeks

Held on the main campus of the University of Pittsburgh

Team Research Project

i3 Scholars return home and work with team members remotely to complete a yearlong project

Concluding Institute: Summer 2, June and July, Two Weeks

i3 Scholars return to the main campus of the University of Pittsburgh to complete the program

Program Funding and Benefits

2015 Program Dates

The Introductory Institute (for new i3 Scholars) will be held June 14 - July 10, 2015.
The Concluding Institute (for returning 2014 i3 Scholars) will be held June 27 - July 10, 2015.