Become a First Gen Peer Mentor!
Would you like to help incoming first gen students transition to Mason? The First Generation (“First Gen”) Peer Mentoring program is a pilot program to support student success at George Mason University. First generation students are defined as students whose parent(s)/guardian(s): (1) did not receive or complete any level of postsecondary education; (2) enrolled or earned a two-year degree from a community college; and/or (3) earned any level of postsecondary education outside of the United States. These students may have older siblings who have completed a degree.
Research consistently shows that students, in particular first generation students, successfully transition to college and perform better academically when they have peers who provide support and guidance. First Gen Peer Mentors will provide this support while serving as a positive role model for these students. This position is for one (1) full academic year. Mentors will earn a $250 stipend per semester, for a total of $500.
Please note: If you are an incoming first generation student (admitted for Fall 2018) and would like to apply for a mentor, applications will be available on this page August of 2018.