MENTORES/PPOHA Grant

Stipend Selection Criteria
• This opportunity is open to graduate students enrolled Winter 2018; students who have received this award in the previous years are
not eligible;
• Priority given to full-time graduate students pursuing STEM major at Cal Poly Pomona with a current GPA of 3.0
• Must be continuously enrolled as a graduate student at Cal Poly Pomona every term;
• Must submit letter of recommendation from MENTORES/PPOHA Faculty Advisor, who is associated with the program (Note: Please speak with your professor before you request a letter from him/her);
• Must be enrolled in a graduate program at Cal Poly Pomona each term to receive the stipend based on academic performance;
• Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident (international students are not eligible to apply);
• Must submit Statement of Intent (1000 word max.) to include: (1) detail of student’s long-term career goals; (2) description of the
student’s motivation and initiative in pursuit of career goals; (3) explanation of how participation in MENTORES will help achieve career
goals; and (4) discussion of any other relevant information that the selection committee should consider (including disadvantages or
personal hardships, professional achievements worthy of mention, etc.).

Stipend Requirements
Disbursement of the complete two-year stipend is contingent upon meeting milestone requirements each term, as listed here:

  1. Participate in a Pre-Award Orientation (scheduled February 27, 2018);
  2. Participate in the assessment required for the project;
  3. Complete the CSU Video/Audio Image Release Form;
  4. Participate in associated MENTORES activities, including workshops and an annual STEM graduate student symposium;
  5. Submit a “Graduate Student Progress Report” each term to the MENTORES Faculty Advisor and MENTORES Coordinator, Patricia Bejarano-Vera.

Stipend Two-Year Disbursement Schedule beginning Winter quarter
$3,500 MENTORES Stipend to be disbursed over a two-year period, as follows (Note: awards cannot be disbursed retroactively, meaning no funds for previous quarters):

• 1st Year (1st installment): $700 (Winter Quarter)
• 1st Year (2nd installment): $800 (Spring Quarter)
• 2nd Year (3rd installment): $900 (Fall Semester)
• 2nd Year (4th installment): $1,100 (Spring Semester)

Important Note: If the student is dis-enrolled during any term for which the stipend is disbursed, the student must immediately inform the PI, Dr. Behnam Bahr (bbahr@cpp.edu), and explain the situation; otherwise, the stipend will rescinded.

ONLY ONE LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION IS NEEDED.

Award
$3,500.00
Deadline
02/09/2018
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please submit your Statement of Intent (1000 word max), include the following: (1) detail of student’s long-term career goals; (2) description of the student’s motivation and initiative in pursuit of career goals; (3) explanation of how participation in MENTORES will help achieve career goals; and (4) discussion of any other relevant information that the selection committee should consider (including disadvantages or personal hardships, professional achievements worthy of mention, etc.).
  2. Are you willing to be contacted to participate in the assessment requirement for this project? (more information will come from the department)
  3. Please request ONE letters of recommendation SPECIFICALLY for this scholarship. The letter of recommendation must come from a MENTORES/PPOHA Faculty Advisor who is associated with the program (Please speak your professor first before you request a letter from him/her). They can address their letter as follows: Dear Mentores Committee. **Note, the two letters you requested as part of your General Application will not count.
    • Enter the name and e-mail address of a reference provider who has agreed to write a letter of recommendation for you.