Become a Mentor and Change a Life!

Nevada Promise Scholarship Updates:

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) approved an amendment to the Nevada Promise requirements.  NSHE approved extending the June 1 deadline for Community Service, Mentor Meeting and FAFSA verification to July 1, 2020.

Please visit our Eligibility Overview page to learn about the upcoming July 1 deadline for applicants and recipients.

In response to the recent activity surrounding the coronavirus, we have decided to cancel the upcoming mentor Meet & Greets/Walk-In sessions until further notice. We believe it is in the best interest of our campus and community.

We understand that many students will need to complete the mentoring requirement for eligibility.  To meet this requirement we are encouraging mentors to connect with students via skype, text or email at this time.  All mentors who are currently mentoring recipients of the scholarship have received an email with mentee(s) information.  We encourage you to reach out to your mentee(s) to schedule a skype, phone call or email.

We have also updated the mentor questionnaire.  The new “Mentor Response Form” is now available on our website.  The link to this form is https://www.csn.edu/form/mentor-response.  This form must be completed for your mentee(s) to receive credit and maintain eligibility.

We appreciate your continued support as a mentor with the Nevada Promise program and in helping students toward success.

If you have specific questions or concerns please contact Hillary Butrico at 702.651.4961 or at Contact Us.

 


 

Mentors are a pivotal part of the Nevada Promise Scholarship. A strong support structure is key in helping students find success. 

According to a  2011 study by the Institute of Higher Education Policy, mentoring for college students is a valuable strategy to provide students with the emotional and instrumental support they need to achieve the goal of a college degree. Mentoring also helps students feel more connected and engaged on campus, ultimately improving the chances for success. 

CSN is seeking mentors of all backgrounds who are willing to give  3-5 hours each semester  to guide the future of Nevada: our youth. Mentors must be 21 years of age, willing to provide information to conduct a criminal history report and able to participate in one mandatory training session. 

All who are willing to serve should  apply to become a mentor today

Our goal is to make your mentoring journey a success. 

Qualities of a Nevada Promise Scholarship Mentor 

  • Willing to serve 
  • Eager to help shape Nevada’s future by guiding Nevada’s youth 
  • Ready to share knowledge and expertise 
  • Enthusiastic about working and helping with young people grow as future professionals
  • Passionate about their work 
  • Kind and ready to pass it on 

Mentors are NOT responsible for: 

  • Being academic advisors 
  • Tutoring 
  • Being financial aid or admission experts 
  • Being a mentee’s best friend 
  • Knowing all the answers 

Steps to Become a Mentor

  • Apply online, https://www.csn.edu/form/promise-mentor-application
  • Complete mandatory mentor training as soon as possible
  • A criminal history report will be conducted by CSN. 
  • Placement: mentors will be matched with one or more students. 
  • Meet with mentee once per semester, until your mentee graduates from CSN. 
    • If your student is a high school senior, you must meet once by July 1. 
    • Meet with your students once per semester. 
      • Fall meeting by January 1; Spring meeting by July 1.

Mentor Commitment 

  • Choose the number of students to mentor.
  • Starting in the Spring, schedule one meeting with your students. One meeting is required once per semester to maintain eligibility.
    • First meeting must take place no later than July 1.   
    • You select the location, time (approximately one hour), and date of your meeting.  
    • Mentors who have more than one student, can meet as a group. 
    • Mentor Meet-and-Greet Days will be facilitated in the Spring semester by CSN. The meetings will take place the three CSN main campuses.     
  • Contact your students once per month via email, text, or call. 
    • Suggestions will be provided about information to share with your students. 
  • Commit 3-5 hours per semester. 
  • Guide students through the Nevada Promise Scholarship requirements and be part of their support system.  
    • Remind students of deadlines. 
    • Ensure students know when to register for classes. 
    • Share with students about CSN resources. 
  • CSN will match students and mentors and provide student contact information starting the first week of March. The Nevada Promise Scholarship office will match students with mentors once students have completed the following scholarship steps: 
  1. CSN Admissions Form 
  1. FAFSA Application 
  1. Complete at least four (4) of the 8 hours of community service 
  1. CSN’s required placement testing (or officially provided ACT/SAT qualifying scores) 
  1. Applicants will be asked to turn in the signed Parent/Guardian Authorization for Mentoring Support Form during check-in at the initial Meet and Greet session. Minor students must obtain their parental or guardian consent to receive mentoring services from a Nevada Promise qualified mentor. Completing the document will be the confirmation that the student added their assigned mentor to their third-party release in their official student record in MyCSN.  

Your mentor experience will be what you make it. Besides the minimum requirements, you determine how much contact you would like to have with students. We appreciate your willingness to help guide our students and we appreciate any time you can volunteer. 

Restrictions 

  • Mentors must be 21 years of age or older. 
  • Mentors cannot be the employers of their mentee. 
  • Mentors cannot be related to their mentee. 
  • Mentors cannot be compensated to mentor. CSN employees are eligible to be mentors, but must not receive additional compensation for serving as mentors. 
  • Each mentor must be willing to provide all the information needed to obtain a criminal history report. 
  • Individuals are not eligible to become mentors if they have entered a plea of guilty, guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere to, been found guilty or non-guilty but mentally ill, or been convicted of, in this state or any other jurisdiction, of a felony. 

 

 

Alumni Events Calendar 
Date Title Content
2/03/2020 Mentor Training

Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: CSN Henderson Campus, Student Union, Room 121
For more information, visit: Register Here
 

2/04/2020

Mentor Training

Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: North Las Vegas Campus, Building S, Room 144
For more information, visit: Register Here

2/05/2020

Mentor Training

Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: CSN Charleston Campus, Building B, Room 102
For more information, visit: Register Here
2/10/2020 Mentor Training Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: CSN Henderson Campus, Student Union, Room 121
For more information, visit: Register Here
2/11/2020 Mentor Training Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: CSN North Las Vegas Campus, Building S, Room 144
For more information, visit: Register Here
2/12/2020 Mentor Training

Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: CSN Charleston Campus, Building B, Room 102
For more information, visit: Register Here

02/26/2020 Mentor Recognition Event Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: CSN Charleston Campus, Student Union, Room 126 & 128
For more information, visit: Register Here
03/02/2020 Mentor Training  Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: CSN Henderson Campus, Student Union, Room 121
For more information, visit: Register Here
03/03/2020 Mentor Training Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: CSN North Las Vegas Campus, Student Union, Room 121
For more information, visit: Register Here
03/04/2020 Mentor Training  Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: CSN Charleston Campus, Building B, Room 102
For more information, visit: Register Here
03/04/2020 Mentor Recognition Event Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: CSN North Las Vegas Campus, Building S, Room 144
For more information, visit: Register Here
03/09/2020 Mentor Training Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: CSN Henderson Campus, Student Union, Room 121
For more information, visit: Register Here
03/10/2020 Mentor Training Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: CSN North Las Vegas Campus, Student Union, Room 121
For more information, visit: Register Here
03/10/2020 Mentor Meet & Greet/Walk-In Session Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: CSN North Las Vegas, Student Union, Room 126 & 128
For more information, visit: Register Here
03/11/2020 Mentor Training Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: CSN Charleston Campus, Building B, Room 102
For more information, visit: Register Here
03/11/2020 Mentor Recognition Event Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: CSN Henderson Campus, Student Union, Room 126 & 128
For more information, visit: Register Here
03/12/2020 Mentor Meet & Greet/ Walk-In Session Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: CSN Henderson Campus, Student Union, Room 126 & 128
For more information, visit: Register Here
03/13/2020 Mentor Meet & Greet/ Walk-In Session Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: CSN Charleston Campus, Student Union, Room 126 & 128
For more information, visit: Register Here
03/14/2020 Mentor Meet & Greet/ Walk-In Session Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: CSN Henderson Campus, Building C, Room 105 & 106
For more information, visit: Register Here
03/17/2020 CANCELED: Mentor Meet & Greet/ Walk-In Session

Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: CSN North Las Vegas, Student Union, Room 126 & 128

03/18/2020 CANCELED: Mentor Recognition Event Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: CSN West Charleston Campus, Student Union, Room 126 & 128
 
03/19/2020 CANCELED: Mentor Meet & Greet/ Walk-In Session Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: CSN Charleston Campus, Student Union, Room 126 & 128
 
03/20/2020 CANCELED: Mentor Meet & Greet/ Walk-In Session Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: CSN North Las Vegas, Student Union, Room 126 & 128
 
03/20/2020 CANCELED: Mentor Meet & Greet/ Walk-In Session Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: CSN Charleston Campus, Student Union, Room 126 & 128
 
03/21/2020 CANCELED: Mentor Meet & Greet/ Walk-In Session Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: CSN Henderson Campus, Building C, Room 105 & 107
 
03/24/2020 CANCELED: Mentor Meet & Greet/ Walk-In Session Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: CSN North Las Vegas, Student Union, Room 126 & 128
 
03/25/2020 CANCELED: Mentor Recognition Event Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: CSN Henderson Campus, Student Union, Room 126 & 128
 
03/26/2020 CANCELED: Mentor Meet & Greet/ Walk-In Session Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: CSN Charleston Campus, Student Union, Room 126 & 128
 
03/27/2020 CANCELED: Mentor Meet & Greet/ Walk-In Session Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: CSN Henderson Campus, Student Union, Room 126 & 128
 
03/28/2020 CANCELED: Mentor Meet & Greet/ Walk-In Session Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: CSN North Las Vegas, Building S, Room 144
 
03/31/2020 CANCELED:  Mentor Meet & Greet/Walk-In Session Note: Open to Nevada Promise MENTORS ONLY FOR SIGN UP
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: CSN Henderson Campus, Student Union, Room 126 & 128