Apply to be a mentor
Mentorship is a key aspect of the MERIT program. Scholars are matched with a undergrad, graduate student, or young professional, who shares the career goal of working in health care. The mentor/mentee relationship tremendously benefits our Scholars (100% go to 4-year universities), but our mentors also report a lot of personal growth. Please send completed applications and any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mentor Role Overview
Mentors are positive role models, who Scholars look up to and seek to emulate. They build strong relationships and have important conversations around topics ranging from systemic oppression and health care disparities to goal setting and time management. A mentor's goal is to inspire Scholars to become health care change agents in Baltimore, and show them what it takes to get there. Mentors must be able to commit for 1 and a half years. There is an option to continue as a College Support Coach for an additional 2 years.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the time commitment?
Mentors are expected to attend one monthly in-person sessions from January 2017 through May 2018. They are also expected to communicate weekly (phone, email, text, in-person meetings) with their Scholars to form a strong mentoring relationship. On average mentors dedicate 5-7 hours per month to their Scholar.
Who is eligible to become a mentor?
A MERIT Mentor must be:
How are mentors selected?
Mentors complete a written application and those who are determined to be a strong fit for our program will be invited to an in person interview with staff and Scholars.
We look for mentors that have strong communication skills, an understanding of systemic oppression, and a passion for empowering the next generation of health care leaders. Additionally, we are looking for individuals who align with our five core values:
Priority Deadline: November 6th