International Scholars
Scholars Program




The Botstiber Scholars Program

Botstiber scholars visit the Chesapeake Energy Corporation's drilling site in Towanda, PA.

The Botstiber Scholars Program provides four-year undergraduate scholarships to young men and women from all over the world for study at Lehigh University. Countries represented have included Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameroon, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Greece, Guatemala, Kenya, Macedonia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Romania, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.

Lehigh University is among the top schools in the world for engineering, science and technology. Botstiber scholars flourish in this rigorous academic environment. In addition to their demanding course of study, Botstiber scholars participate in monthly seminars on issues of science, ethics and leadership.

Students and board members at the South Street Seaport during the 2010 Scholars Conference in New York City.

Lehigh offers an inviting social atmosphere for the Botstiber scholars who meet frequently for dinner and conversation of shared experiences. Each September, the scholars attend a weekend retreat with Botstiber board members in places such as Washington, New York, Boston or Philadelphia. The Coordinator of the Botstiber Scholars Program assists students with academic and personal matters. All of this helps the scholars to attain a high level of maturity by confronting, understanding and adapting to a culture vastly different than their own, while at the same time preparing themselves for a future devoted to ethical service in science, technology and commerce.

Botstiber Scholars and Board members outside the White House on a visit to Washington, DC. in 2008.

Students are selected on the basis of merit and need. They must be of good moral character, and they must study science, technology or commerce. The program looks for students who will return to their home countries and apply their American education for the betterment of their people.

The Botstiber Scholars Program is a joint effort of the Botstiber Foundation and Lehigh University. Scholarship recipients are drawn from Lehigh University’s general international applicant pool.

For further information about applying to Lehigh University, contact the Lehigh University International Recruitment office:


The Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation • 200 E. State Street • Suite 306-A • Media, Pennsylvania 19063 •