Mentors are an important part of the Nevada Promise Scholarship. A strong support structure is key to help students find success.
According to a 2011 study by the Institute of Higher Education Policy, mentoring for college students is a valuable strategy to provide students with the emotional and instrumental support they need to achieve the goal of a college degree. Mentoring also helps students feel more connected and engaged on campus, ultimately improving the chances for success.
TMCC is seeking mentors of all backgrounds who are willing to give 3-5 hours each semester to guide the future of Nevada: our youth. Mentors must be 21 years of age, willing to provide information to conduct a criminal history report and able to participate in one mandatory training session.
All who are willing to serve should apply to become a mentor today!
Qualities of a Nevada Promise Scholarship Mentor
- Willing to serve.
- Eager to help shape Nevada’s future by guiding Nevada’s youth.
- Ready to share knowledge and expertise.
- Enthusiastic about working with young people and helping them grow as future professionals.
- Passionate about their work.
- Kind and ready to pass it on!
Steps to Become a Mentor
- Apply online. A criminal history report will be conducted by TMCC.
- Complete mandatory mentor training no later than December 15, 2017.
- Placement: mentors will be matched with one or more students.
- Meet with mentees once per semester, starting January 2018.
- Complete first mentor meeting with all mentees no later than April 30, 2018.
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