Our mentoring program is a unique and valuable feature of a Scholarship Foundation grant. In this program, each of our scholarship recipients is matched, when possible, with a member of our board of directors experienced in the student’s intended field of study. Foundation mentors monitor students’ academic eligibility for renewal awards, act as an initial point of contact for questions, and, when the opportunity presents itself, helps students network with other Foundation directors. This unique feature of our scholarship program frequently results in social and mentoring relationships which last long after our student’s graduation.
A quote from one of our recipients: “I really cannot put into words what The Scholarship Foundation has done for me over the past four years of my college career. While every student appreciates the scholarships and the “free money”, the SFSJC has given me perhaps one of the best resources I could ask for: a mentor. (She) has been my unconditional supporter over the past few years. While thinking about graduating and the future chapters of my life . . . , I know that the Scholarship Foundation and all of its wonderful volunteers will forever be cheering me on . . ., and for that I am most thankful.”