In January 2022, Mentor Collective celebrated National Mentoring Month by presenting the third annual Mentor Collective Scholarship contest. After an exhaustive but enjoyable review process (featuring 100+ applicants from across our partner institutions), today we start unveiling our winners. Today, you'll meet the recipients of our seven $750 awards, as well as the applicants whose submissions earned $100 honorable mentions. 

To be considered for their awards, applicants had to identify as a first generation student, be active in their mentorship (with at least three conversations logged on the Mentor Collective dashboard), plan to enroll in coursework for the upcoming summer or fall school term, and create two materials: a video testimonial of their experience answering application prompts, and develop a mentorship guide designed to help new mentors and mentees succeed in their budding relationship. Applications were reviewed by a panel of Mentor Collective employees, representing several areas of the company.

 

We're proud to reward these students not just for creating fruitful relationships with their partners in mentorship, but also for ensuring that others can create similarly fulfilling connections. We're honored to contribute to their educational experience in this meaningful way.

Congratulations to our winners:

  • Jer-Lynn, a mentee from California State University, Long Beach
  • Bella, a mentee from California State University, Northridge
  • Henrique, a mentor from University of Colorado Boulder
  • Brianne, a mentor from California State University, Northridge
  • Matthew, a mentor from California State University, Long Beach
  • Edwina, a mentee from University of San Diego
  • Amanda, a mentee from San Francisco State University

as well as to our honorable mention recipients:

  • Trinity, a mentee from University of West Florida
  • Danielle, a mentor from North Carolina A&T State University

In the weeks to come, we'll be sharing more about these students, their submissions, and what mentorship means to them.