Mentorship Program

Mentorship Overview

75-100 hours of service is required to complete the Herberger Young Scholars Academy A-Level Mentorship Program

Mentorship Experience

The Herberger Young Scholars Academy mentorship program is designed to help Mentees enhance their skills in:
  • Research
  • Academics
  • Personal and leadership development
We believe that Mentees, within a collaborative and cooperative mentorship program, will excel at academics while reaching their full intellectual, mental, social and emotional potential. HYSA believes that participation in a committed long term mentor-mentee relationship will positively contribute to potential admission to Barrett, The Honors College, as well as other top Universities.

Weekly seminars and reflective writing assignments help Mentees process and learn from experiences while correlating service into their future program of study and career goals. This mentorship fulfills community service hours required by some university programs and Scholarships.

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  • Benefits to Mentee (Student)

    • Experience a Tier 1 research institution
    • Participate in authentic research while working side by side with an ASU professor
    • Build a resume
    • Gain valuable leadership skills
    • Explore careers of interest
    • Develop professional relationships and interpersonal skills
    • Develop critical thinking skills
  • Benefits to Mentor (Faculty)

    • Mentorship experience
    • Assistance with research
    • Expansion of research community within his/her laboratory
    • Excellent “Broader Impacts” for Federal Grant Applications
  • Benefits to ASU and the Community

    • High school students making an authentic contribution to real life research
    • Expansion of STEM Engagement
    • Increase scientific literacy in the future work force

Mentee Responsibilities

  • Commitment to actively participate in research or pre-approved project.
  • Commitment to work two to three hours per week with mentor. This requirement may
  • be spread across the month/semester.
  • Maintain regular and open communication with Mentor, including responding promptly
  • to emails, or via whatever form of communication is agreed upon.
  • Prepare for end of year presentation and/or display for Mentorship Program Open
  • House/Gallery in April.
  • Complete journal weekly. Share journal entries with Coordinator, parents
  • and mentor. Have each of the above initial the entry.
  • Schedule a meeting (every other week) with Coordinator (Mrs. Leech) to go over journal
  • entries.
  • Take responsibility for one’s own growth and success.
  • Best behaviors at all times, remember – YOU are representing HYSA!
  • Maintain GPA as high as possible and understand that if overall cumulative GPA falls below
  • 3.00 for a semester, dismissal from the mentorship may occur.

Weekly Requirements

Weekly Requirements: With Mentor Cumulative
Weekly research meeting (1-3 hours) 1-3 hours 3 hours
Meeting With Coordinator (every other week) 30 min 3.5 hours
Reading on research topic 30 min 4 hours
Journal on specific topics (provided) 30 min 4.5 hours

More Information

The Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy seeks and accepts students for admission without reference to race, color, religion, age, disability, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or gender. Admissions and financial aid decisions are made independently.