NSF Mentorship Program - Parents & Mentees [2015-2016]

Thank you for your interest in the NSF mentorship program. Please fill out the information below to convey your interest, and we will get back to you with the next steps.

FAQ – Parents & Mentees
1. Why do I need a mentor?
Students go through high school with numerous academic, social, athletic, and leadership opportunities ahead of them, and deciding where to spend one’s limited time is not easy. Parents are often in the dark as to what to do to send their child to a good school, aside from SAT and grades. We believe that high school students could benefit from a ‘big sibling’ to converse with, identify priorities, and stay focused. Oftentimes, students are more likely to listen to advice from a mentor close in age, rather than a parent.

2. Is this a training program for an exam, competition, or course?
The program is a student-mentor relationship based on motivation and counseling and is not designed to offer instruction in specific areas. However, the mentors are excellent resources to prepare for contests or courses because they can point out what to study and which materials are important. They can tap into their collegiate network to find the right information the mentee needs. In essence, an experienced, talented college student joins your family’s team to help send your child to a good school.

3. What are the costs?
A $250 donation to NSF, which is the value of one scholarship for a deserving student in India.

4. What is the length of the program?
The program runs September 2015 – May 2016.

5. What if I don’t like my mentor?
Only high-performing mentors will be selected for the program to ensure quality of the service. However, it is still possible that the mentor does not honor his/her responsibilities. If the student-mentor relationship is not productive, parents can request a refund by contacting nsfmentorship@gmail.com.

6. What if there are too many mentees interested and not enough mentors?
Mentees will be ranked by grade level to determine who gets into the program. Seniors and juniors will receive priority over sophomores and freshmen because they have less time to prepare their college profiles.


Please contact nsfmentorship@gmail.com with any questions.

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