We are excited to announce that GlobalMI is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 college application season! If you are a high school junior/senior that is planning to enter college in the fall of 2017, we would like to invite you to apply to our mentorship program! If you’re unsure what GlobalMI is and how it works, I will answer FAQ’s below. Otherwise, feel free to apply today (the application can be found on the top menu)! The application should take less than 10 minutes.
Q: What is GlobalMI?
A: The Global Mentor Initiative is a non-profit organization that offers free college application, test prep, and scholarship help to high school juniors and seniors, particularly those who are low-income students.
Q: Who can apply?
A: Anyone (provided you are a high school student)! GlobalMI prides itself on providing equitable access to college admissions assistance, and though we are particularly interested in low-income students, we understand that the college admissions process can be confusing to any student, regardless of socio-economic background.
Q: How does the mentorship work?
A: Logistically, you and your mentor will meet for three 1-hour sessions. The mentorship will be driven by respect and courtesy — it is up to both of you to mutually agree on when these sessions will take place and what work needs to be done in between. Because of the brevity of each mentorship, it is recommended that you focus on one aspect of the college admissions process with your mentor (test prep, essay help, college search, etc.). We are working on possibly implementing year-long mentorships.
Q: Who would my mentor be?
A: All of our mentors are current students or recent graduates of the nation’s top colleges, ranging from the Ivy League to elite liberal arts colleges. The vast majority of these colleges have acceptance rates below 20 percent, often closer to 10 percent. We allow you to pick a few mentors who you might be a good fit for you, but whoever you end up with will certainly be qualified to speak on the college admissions process. Most private college counselors out there are certainly educated about the college admissions process, but most have never gained first-hand acceptances to elite colleges as our mentors have.
Q: If I have any questions or concerns, who can I contact?
A: Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org! I will try to answer as quickly as possible.