The Peer Mentoring Program is a yearlong program. Each mentor will be assigned to help first-year students of the program in exploring and succeeding in the fields of STEM and Health Sciences. The peer mentor is a student staff member who provides leadership for participants in the TRIO Classic and the TRIO STEM-Health Sciences Program. Mentors assist in achieving the program goal of supporting first-generation and low-income students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and health science. In addition, the program’s primary goal is graduating all students who participate in the program. .

First-year students will be assigned a Peer Mentor.

How Your Peer Mentor can help YOU!

  • Assistance with campus resources (e.g., they know where tutoring is available, etc.)
  • Advising help (scheduling classes)
  • Academic planning
  • Goal Setting
  • Navigating Blackboard
  • Study Groups
  • Faculty Interaction
  • Social and educational programming
  • Getting acclimated with classes and the city
  • Someone to listen when you need an ear
  • Is an upper-class student who has experienced what you are, or might in the future, and can give you perspective

Interested in having a peer mentor? If you are not a first-year student and would like a mentor 

Click Here To Apply for a Mentor

Do you want to be a become a Peer Mentor?


  • Must be at least Junior Standing (55 cr)
  • Have been a participant in TRIO-STEM a year or longer
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or higher


Apply Today: New dates for 2024 not available at this time

Priority Deadline:
Virtual Interviews: 
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Mandatory Peer Mentor Training: 

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