General description

The Mentoring Program seeks to develop maturing and increasingly devoted disciples of Jesus Christ among students by linking one generation of Jesus’ followers with the next. By connecting students with mentors and offering an incentive to begin (or continue) an intentional relationship, the Mentoring Scholarship encourages students to experience the profound impact of having a mentor in their lives.

Students who demonstrate financial need as well as a genuine desire to invest in a mentoring relationship may apply to receive the Mentoring Scholarship in the form of a $700 stipend per semester towards their 2015–2016 tuition.

Requirements

First-time applicants

Students who receive the Mentoring Scholarship for 2015–2016 will be required to:

  1. Attend the mentoring program orientation in September.
  2. Take the initiative to meet with your mentor a minimum of six times per semester (for about an hour) with your mentor, and record these meetings on Moodle.
  3. Set goals for personal and spiritual growth as you make this relationship a priority.
  4. Communicate with the Mentoring Coordinator as required, meeting at least once in person for accountability and prayer.
  5. Write a letter of thanks to the scholarship donor (fall) and a reflection on mentoring (spring).
  6. Attend one Mentoring Program event.

Renewing applicants

Students who receive the Mentoring Scholarship for 2015–2016 will be required to:

  1. Take the initiative to meet with your mentor a minimum of six times per semester (for about an hour) and enter these meetings on Moodle.
  2. Set goals for personal and spiritual growth as you make this relationship a priority.
  3. Communicate with the Mentoring Coordinator as requested and meet at least once for accountability and prayer.
  4. Attend one Mentoring Program event.
  5. Write a thank you note to the scholarship donor (fall) and a reflection on mentoring (spring).
  6. Commit to passing on the gift of mentorship in some way.

No late entries can be accepted. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all forms are received by the deadline. Please select a reference who knows you well and provide ample time to submit the form by the deadline. The application and recommendation form are due by 4:00 p.m. on February 27 to mentoring@calvin.edu.

Please note: Students receiving this scholarship must be studying on-campus for the semester(s) of scholarship award. Mentoring relationships must not be associated with employment or paid student leadership positions. Students receiving a stipend and placed into a mentoring relationship—such as RAs, WAs., and Student Senate Executive Team—are not qualified. Failure to meet the requirements or demonstrate a genuine desire to grow through mentoring will result in the revocation of the scholarship.

Contact Mentoring Coordinator Lisa Jousma at mentoring@calvin.edu for more information.

Application process for the mentoring scholarship takes place in February. Please, check back then. ×