Leadership and Innovation for the Future:
Transforming Opportunities into Reality

Competitive Scholarship Mentoring

The Provost’s Committee on Competitive Scholarship Mentoring had a successful year working with prospective scholarship candidates. In addition to identifying and mentoring candidates, the group also collected data to measure short-term process indicators associated with G1.O1.S4. The number of student queries, recruitment events, mentoring contact, and scholarship applications surpassed the established target goals for 2011-2012. Three of the five main action steps were accomplished:

  • Collect baseline data by creating a template for logging queries, recruitment events, and mentoring contacts

  • Collect baseline data by creating database of applicants (including honorable mentions, finalists, and winners) starting with 09-10

  • Present to key student groups and other audiences

Two of the action steps will have to be revisited for future efforts:

  • Create an inventory of current undergraduate research initiatives

  • Identify/create survey instrument for students involved with PCCSM

While undergraduate research is an important component of G1.O1.S4, the committee believes an inventory of current undergraduate research initiatives is beyond the scope of the PCCSM. Further discussion is necessary to determine how best to approach the research component of the strategy. A survey instrument for students involved with the committee is still needed and will be revisited in the discussion of 2012-2013 action steps.

Contact Info: 

Jessica Moon

Director, University Honors Program