Scholars of Color Mentoring Program

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The Scholars of Color Mentoring Program (SCMP) empowers students to realize their full potential by developing life skills, strong character and leadership abilities. Through mentoring relationships and student engagement programming, SCMP serves to strengthen communities of color at Madison College.

The SCMP team:

  • Builds a supportive community of diverse learners.
  • Provides students with resources, knowledge, and tools to achieve academic success.
  • Pairs scholars with mentors who will provide support throughout the academic journey.
  • Helps students develop SMART goals to assist students in achieving graduation and/or transfer goals.
  • Empowers students to develop leadership and professional skills through networking with Madison College staff, faculty and community members.
  • Provides student engagement opportunities through monthly presentations and activities.

SCMP has 3 active student cohorts for students to choose from:

  1. Criminal Justice – activities and workshops focus on the Criminal Justice career field
  2. Nursing – activities and workshops focus on the Nursing career field
  3. General (all other programs) – activities and workshops focus on general academic/career success.

Students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Enrollment in an academic, degree-granting program at the college.
  • A 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 6 degree credits.

If you meet these requirements and are ready to apply, complete the Scholar Application.

Staff/Faculty/Community Members: If you are interested in becoming a Mentor with SCMP, complete the Mentor ApplicationNOTE:  All mentors will receive training and resources. Beyond the initial training, the time commitment is about 2-3 hours per month during the academic year.