Price Community Scholars Mentors

Program Overview

The Price Community Scholars Grant assists in the recruitment and support of fifteen (per cohort) high-achieving San Diego State University (SDSU) students from City Heights (primarily from Hoover and Crawford High Schools) with a scholarship of up to $7500. The Price Community Merit-Service Scholarship Committee selects prospective high achieving SDSU students to each mentor three City Heights middle school students for a period of four years. Mentees are selected from the top 20% of their class at Monroe Clark or Wilson middle schools. This initiative provides programs for both mentor and mentee that assists in building a community that enhances the path to higher education through academic success, self-awareness, cross-cultural exchange, and civic participation. Mentors meet with their mentees each week after school in one-on-one meetings and provide supplemental instruction and information to support their pathway to college.

Mentor Selection Criteria

  • A minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0
  • Full-time enrollment at San Diego State University
  • Local incoming first-time freshmen
  • Demonstrated commitment to leadership and community service in City Heights
  • Apply to the Educational Opportunity Program and participate in the Summer Bridge Program if admitted
  • Enroll in the Leadership minor at SDSU

Mentor Expectations

  • Commit to the program and serving the community of City Heights for four years
  • Meet with each mentee once a week for a minimum of one hour at their prospective school site
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above during their time in the program
  • Enroll in the Price Community Scholars seminar every semester for four years
  • Enroll in the leadership minor
  • Attend community service and cultural enrichment events
  • Attend professional development in the fall and spring
  • Attend one-on-one meetings with program coordinator

Student Benefits

  • Opportunity to give back and make a difference to the City Heights community
  • Enhance professional and personal development skills
  • Designated campus space for Price Scholars
  • Personalized resources and services
  • Build a support system and long-lasting relationships
  • An annual renewable scholarship for four years

Apply to Become a Mentor

For details on becoming a Price Community Scholar Leader, read our Price Community Scholars Program Flyer (English / Español).

Download and Apply Here

Application Deadline: March 27, 2022 at 11:59 PM

For more information: Contact Outreach & Special Programs Manager, Maricela (Mari) Ochoa at (619) 500-6376
                                       or Program Assistant, Alex Castruita at (619) 796-4389 or [email protected]