Although this campaign has concluded, if you would still like to make a donation to support iSchool Inclusion Institute, you may always do so here.
The iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) is an award-winning undergraduate research and leadership development program that recruits and prepares underrepresented students for graduate study and careers in the information sciences. Our mission is to address underrepresentation in the information sciences and empower the next generation of information leaders for research, teaching, and professional careers. Our community-based approach emphasizes both recruitment and retention, and is rooted in the belief that a diverse faculty and information profession is essential to solving the world’s most challenging information problems.
Only 25 students from across the country are selected each year to become i3 Scholars. Those students undertake a twenty-month experience that includes two summer institutes hosted by the University of Pittsburgh School of Computing and Information and a research project spanning the year. i3 prepares students for careers and the rigors of graduate study in the information sciences 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 in their communities.
More than 200 students have participated in the i3 program since it began in 2011. While many i3 Scholars are still completing their undergraduate degrees, our alumni are doing amazing things and building successful careers as information professionals.
Introductory Institute: Summer 1, 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, Two Weeks
i3 Scholars return to the main campus of the University of Pittsburgh to complete the program
You support will develop the next generation of information scientists. The iSchool Inclusion Institute supports the growth and development of passionate, talented students and professionals from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in the sciences. Your generous donation to our campaign will help cover:
Your contribution will provide an i3 Scholar with two meals during our summer institutes!
Your contribution will provide an i3 Scholar with her daily stipend!
Your contribution will provide an i3 research team with a professionally printed research poster!
Your contribution will provide an i3 Scholar with all our required textbooks and supplies for the year!
Your contribution will bring a student to i3! Your gift will provide transportation for an i3 Scholar from across the country to come to the University of Pittsburgh.
Your contribution will provide i3 Scholars with 1 week of academic and professional development workshops!
Your contribution will provide our i3 Scholars funds to present their research at an academic conference!