The MINT Program

The Women's Center's MINT Program (Matriculating, Influencing, Networking and Triumphing) is a mentoring program that centers underrepresented (first-generation, low-income, and/or person of color) undergraduate womxn* in the pursuit of graduate degrees.  The MINT Program pairs undergraduate mentees with a current UCSC graduate student who then explore the process of researching, deciding, and creating competitive applicants for graduate school through workshops, one-on-one mentoring, and community building.

Our ideal MINT Scholars are undergraduate womxn* interested in or planning to start the graduate school application process in Fall 2020.  Students interested who are beginning the application process this quarter (Fall 2019) will still be considered, but priority will be given to those planning to begin the application process the following Fall.

Each undergraduate student is paired with a womxn- or femme-identified, or nonbinary graduate student mentor to help them succeed.  Pairing are based first on academic field of study and interest, and expands to identity markers for students interested in a graduate program not offered at UC Santa Cruz, or at the undergraduate Scholar's request.

We welcome graduate students to volunteer to be a Mentor to gain professional experience mentoring, be a part of feminist coalition and community building, and fight that graduate student isolation that can be all too real.

*The Women's Center celebrates, centers, and welcomes all womxn, whether cis or trans, as well as gender nonbinary, fluid, or queer folks who feel connected to some aspect of womxnhood.

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2019-2020 Undergraduate MINT Scholar Application:
APPLICATIONS ARE  NOW CLOSED. Notifications will go out by October 17th. Please contact Melanie Ho at mdho@ucsc.edu for more information.

2019-2020 Graduate Student Mentor Application:
APPLICATIONS ARE  NOW CLOSED. Notifications will go out by October 17th. Please contact Melanie Ho at mdho@ucsc.edu for more information.

Mentoring for the MINT Program


Visit our Facebook Page here: https://www.facebook.com/WCMINTprogram/ 

 

 

  • Apply to become a MINT Scholar!
  • Apply to be a MINT Mentor!
  • Critical Mentoring Training, 2017