Mentorship EDGE Awards

Mentees of the Year Award

The annual Mentorship EDGE Mentees of the Year Award celebrates the outstanding dedication and achievements of our students. This prestigious award aims to recognize and support Mentorship EDGE mentees in their academic and professional journey.

Ten students will be honored as Mentorship EDGE Mentees of the Year and receive a $500 award. Awards will be distributed by the end of Spring Quarter each year. 

Must be a currently enrolled student participating in the Mentorship EDGE program as a mentee.

Applicants must include the following with their application:

  • An updated resume
  • A maximum 500 word essay explaining their interest in the award, and how the Mentorship EDGE Program has impacted them, addressing our nomination pillars. Nomination Pillar details are outlined on our application.
    • Preparedness and Leadership
    • Follow-Through and Persistence
    • Excellence and Service
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation:
    • When preparing your application, please be prepared to request a letter of recommendation. This letter of recommendation can come from your mentor, a professor, or anyone who can speak to your success and journey as a student and mentee. One letter of recommendation is required, but you are welcome to submit more than one. Please direct your letter writer(s) to submit their letter through our Google Form.
    • Criteria: Letter writers will be asked to address the Nomination Pillars. We encourage letter writers to also include details about their experience with their mentee, any outstanding examples of experiences they have shared, and overall why they believe their mentee is a great fit for this award.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 26, 2024
Awardees will be notified by Friday, May 17, 2024

Mentors of the Year Award

The annual Mentorship EDGE Mentors of the Year Award celebrates the outstanding dedication and achievements of our Mentors. This award aims to recognize and thank mentors for the pivotal role they play in guiding and shaping the next generation of leaders.

The Mentors of the Year and will be presented with a special gift from the university, and will be celebrated with our Mentees of the Year at our annual spring celebration event!

This is a fantastic opportunity for students to express gratitude to their mentor’s commitment to their personal and professional growth.

Nomination Deadline: Friday, April 26, 2024

Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Prendergast, Mentorship EDGE program coordinator, at