“This award allowed me to have someone to talk to every step of the way. My guidance counselors were helpful however my mentor knew a great deal more as he had already been through the process.”
QuestBridge is pleased to offer the Amherst telementoring award in partnership with Amherst College, which is ranked as one of the top colleges in the nation by US News and World Report. College Prep Scholars selected for this award will be paired with an Amherst College student who will advise them by phone and e-mail about the college admissions process.
The Amherst students who provide telementoring are high-achieving low-income students themselves, and many are among the first in their family to attend college. Having recently navigated the college admissions process, these students can offer insight and practical know-how for navigating the process of getting into a selective college.
Telementoring Award Benefits
In addition to their own personal experience, the Amherst telementors have received extensive training that will enable them to answer questions on a range of topics, including:
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