The transition from high school to college can be difficult, and to some students it can also be overwhelming. The Longhorn Scholars Mentor Program was designed to help incoming Longhorn Scholars feel more connected with the university and with the program.
The program matches sophomore through senior-level mentors with incoming freshmen during the fall semester. These mentors assist incoming students in a variety of ways such as giving advice on courses or lending support to homesick freshmen. The Longhorn Scholars Mentor Program encourages our students to give back and become leaders, not only in our program, but throughout the university.
A Longhorn Scholars Mentor is someone who shares knowledge and personal experiences of campus from a student’s perspective. They offer guidance and support through the challenges of your first year and give real-life survival tips to help you have a successful semester. All Longhorn Scholars will have a mentor through participation in a Longhorn Learning Community (LLC).
Longhorn Scholars can apply to become mentors during their second year. Applications are available during the spring semester. Longhorn Scholar Mentors are academic role models and are expected to maintain a GPA of at least a 2.5.