The Empower Peer Mentoring Program connects freshman and transfer underrepresented and/or first-generation STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) students with underrepresented and/or first-generation mentors who are succeeding at MSU.  "First generation" students are those who are the first in their families to attend a four-year college or university.

The program supports personal and academic interactions between peer mentors and mentees, encouraging trust-building, friendship, and professional engagement.

The Empower peer mentoring program will host a 2019 spring semester kick-off event. Stay tuned for details!

Benefits of of being a mentor: Benefits of being a mentee:
  • formalized mentoring training
  • develop professional skills
  • networking opportunities
  • scholarship opportunities
  • $20/week for food and drinks with mentee
  • funds for Smarty Cats tutoring
  • use of the Empower student center                    
  • learn from an upper-division student in your major
  • scholarship opportunities
  • develop professional skills
  • networking opportunities
  • monthly group meetings with guest speakers
  • funds for Smarty Cats tutoring
  • use of the Empower student center

To Apply

Submit an online application to be a mentor.

Submit an online application to get a mentor.

For question, contact Amy Stix, amy.stix@montana.edu, 406-994-5567.