Welcome to the Next Scholars Application Process!


Thank you for taking the time to apply for our Next Scholars program, which was launched by the Global STEM Alliance of the New York Academy of Sciences. This program pairs female mentors in STEM fields with first- or second-year undergraduate women to work together, one-on-one, over the course of a year through an innovative online platform.

To be eligible to become a mentee (a.k.a. "Scholar") in the Next Scholars program, you must be: 

  • A self-identified female undergraduate student, currently at college or university in the United States
  • Intending to major or minor in one or more STEM areas    
  • Comfortable communicating in English
  • Able to access the Internet
  • Able to participate in the program for one year
  • Excited about having a STEM mentor!

To be eligible to become a mentor in the Next Scholars program, you must be: 

  • A self-identified female graduate student, academic or professional in a STEM field
  • A graduate of a college or university in United States, or currently enrolled in a graduate program at a U.S.-based college or university
  • Comfortable communicating in English
  • Able to access the Internet
  • Able to participate in the program for one year
  • Excited about having a STEM mentee!   

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. If you have any questions about the process, email us at NextScholars@nyas.org.


WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME IF I'M ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM?

Mentors: Participating mentors are asked to complete 2-4 hours of program training, and commit to a minimum of 2 monthly check-ins with your mentee, a.k.a. “Scholar.”

Mentees: In addition to a minimum of 2 monthly check-ins with your mentor, you will be asked to complete online modules in various areas of skill development at your own pace.


APPLICATION AND PROGRAM TIMELINE

December 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017: Mentor/Mentee application window open

Spring 2017: Rolling admissions for mentors and mentees

February 2017: Program launch with asynchronous material 

 


 

Registration Instructions

When applying for the Next Scholars program, please note the following: 

If you are experiencing any issues with your application please contact NextScholars@nyas.org  immediately, we will help resolve this matter.

  • To begin registration (see below right), use your email address as your username.
  • You will choose a temporary password for initial registration.
  • You will be asked to agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
  • When you reach the application form, you will be prompted to select a new, permanent password.
  • The application form should take 20-25 minutes to complete. It will time out after 30 minutes. Therefore, when you are filling out your application, be sure to save after you complete each section.
  • You must complete the Contact, Education, and Essay sections. Once you have completed these required sections on the application form, you will be prompted to save and move on to select your matching preferences.
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

     

If you have any questions or concerns submitting your application, please contact us at NextScholars@NYAS.org.

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