Mentoring Program Wins $10,000 Grant

Mentoring Program Wins $10,000 Grant

Hope Brinn, founder of the Collegiate Blog and sophomore at Swarthmore College, has received a $10,000 Lang Opportunity Scholarship grant to support the Collegiate mentoring program.

The Lang Opportunity Scholarship is funded by Eugene Lang, Swarthmore College class of 1938. Each year, the scholarship committee selects up to six members of Swarthmore College’s sophomore class as Lang Scholars. “Selection criteria include distinguished academic and extra-curricular achievement, leadership qualities and demonstrated commitment to civic and social responsibility. As its central feature, the Program offers each Scholar the opportunity and related funding to conceive, design and carry out an Opportunity Project that creates a needed social resource and/or effects a significant social change or improved condition of a community in the United States or abroad.”1

“I am so excited to have secured the funding. This will only make the mentoring program better,” Brinn said.

Click here to see how Brinn plans to use the funds to provide additional resources to mentees including test preparation materials, communicative technologies, and application fee scholarships. In addition, the money will go to help further the education of the mentors.

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