The Mentor Application is now closed.
1. What do Mentors provide?
Your job as a mentor is to support 1-2 students during the college admissions process. You are required to uphold the following responsibilities: help build a college list, edit personal statement drafts, assist with scholarship applications, and answer any question. Every month, you will receive a newsletter with mentoring advice, deadline reminders, and updates about the program. All of the mentors are asked to attend quarterly cohort meetings with the Director of Mentor Recruitment and Development to evaluate success and provide feedback on upcoming initiatives.
2. Is there training?
Yes, you will be trained on-campus in May through a presentation created by a current Stanford Admissions officer on the college application process, with special attention to the needs of first-generation, low-income, and/or minority students. We will review example essays, application questions, and FAQs. Furthermore, you will receive newsletters and can refer any question to our team.
3. What’s the time commitment?
The college admissions process is mostly done by January 1st. Mentoring will begin in August and we ask for 1-2 hours per week. In the past, most of our mentors have used this time to edit essays, research different colleges, and conduct bi-weekly 30 min Skype/phone sessions with your mentees. We also ask that you abide by the given deadlines by returning edited drafts to students usually within a week and insuring that they complete their assignments. During Thanksgiving and Winter Break, as deadlines approach, the time commitment will intensify. After January, we ask that you continue bi-weekly Skype and email communication with your mentees to work on scholarship applications and learn about updates on admissions decisions.
4. How Can I Get Involved?
The Mentor Application is now closed. If you are interested in getting involved, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Everything the counselors say is so overwhelming that I feel like a deer caught in the headlights. When I first read about the Phoenix Scholars, I knew that this was for me. —