The Nevada Promise Scholarship program is a last-dollar scholarship that covers the costs of registration fees not met by other state and federal gift aid. Students must complete 10 steps in order to receive the scholarship and one of those includes meeting with their assigned mentor. 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.

GBC 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 (paid for by GBC) and able to participate in one mandatory training session (30 minutes). We currently have over 100 eligible Promise students that are in their first semester at GBC and we received over 400 applications for the next academic year.

Qualities of a mentor include:

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!

Mentors are NOT responsible for:

Being academic advisors

Tutoring

Being financial aid or admission experts

Being a mentee’s best friend

Knowing all the answers

To apply, please visit: http://gbcnv.edu/scholarships/nvpromise/mentorship.html

If you would like more information, please contact Cassie at 775-753-2286.