The Amigo Mentoring Program
The AMIGO mentoring Program will provide a peer mentorship opportunity to First Year (FY)/ Transfer underrepresented students. Through this year-long peer relationship Amigo-mentors will provide guidance on how to better transition to college and insight positive study skills. Amigos will be matched based on gender, interests and if possible majors.
Are upper class students that have proven to achieve academically while successfully lead at Messiah College. Mentors will have a minimum GPA of 2.8 and leadership role is a plus. They also commit to meet informally with their Amigo-mentee and attend the monthly Amigo event. Conversations are encouraged to begin the summer prior to staring college so that a relationship has started by the time college starts. For information on becoming a mentor please click here.
Are First year and transfer underrepresented students. Students will receive one on one peer guidance on how to manage school work, introduction to leadership area of their interest, and Invitation to special events focus on helping your transition to college. To be eligible for this scholarship program prospective students must be eligible to participate in the Lloyd and Lois Martin Multicultural Scholarship process and must fulfill all requirements and criteria. Several students will then be invited to be part of an interview process, on Messiah’s campus, on a day in February or March. An in-person interview is required.
- Partial tuition will be given to up to 30 students. For a total of 120 in all 4 cohorts. Students who receive the Amigo Mentoring Scholarship must maintain at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA in their first year and at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA in subsequent years.
- The scholarships are awarded once a year and begin in the fall semester. They are renewable for up to four years at Messiah College.
- Students must complete all components of the program in any given year to maintain scholarship.
Upcoming Dates and Events
December 4, 2012 -Dessert Reception with President Phipps
6:30-8:30PM, Orchard Hill. Join the Martin Scholars
January 11, 2013 - Tea, Coffee, Charades
5:30 – 7:30pm at The Loft
February 11, 2013 - Dinner and Chapel Presentation (African Americans and the Baseball League)
6:30 – 8:30 at Boyer Atrium for dinner then chapel
March 5, 2013 - Potluck Dinner
5:00 – 6:30pm at The Rafiki House
April 27, 2013 - The International Banquet
- End of the year Celebration