QuestBridge is pleased to offer the Amherst College telementoring award in partnership with Amherst College, which is consistently ranked as one of the top colleges in the nation. College Prep Scholars selected for telementoring will be contacted by Amherst College directly about being paired with an Amherst College student, who will advise them by phone and e-mail about the college admissions process.

The Amherst student telementors 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.

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:

  • What to look for in a college and how to choose the right one.
  • Filling out college applications and writing application essays.
  • How to approach the financial aid process.
  • Academic and social life as a low-income student at a highly selective college.

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