Mentors

All First Year W. H. Thompson Scholars will have a mentor, a second-year or upper-class W. H. Thompson Scholar who knows first-hand what it’s like to be new to UNL and who can help them find the campus resources and opportunities they need to be successful on campus. Mentors are available to answer questions and help students participate in a number of group and community events.  Their primary responsibility is to assist new students with their academic, social, and personal transition to UNL. Each mentor-mentee group has 6-8 scholars, including one mentor. The groups meet for activities, and the mentor meets with each group member individually once a month.   W. H. Thompson mentors are tasked with representing and promoting the W. H. Thompson mission and values both on and off campus. Mentor groups work together to help each other make a smooth transition from high school to college and to help students become integrated in W.H. Thompson Scholars and UNL community.  Mentors will get in touch with First Year Scholars towards the end of summer and will be there with you during William H. Thompson Scholars Learning Community New Student Orientation scheduled for Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Nebraska Union Centennial Room.  First Year Scholars will receive detailed information about their scholarship expectations and requirements in the coming weeks.