Per funding agency guidelines, all program participants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
- Be a Michigan resident.
- Are academically or economically disadvantaged as defined by the institution.
Our target population for the 2017-23 grant cycle includes:
- Participants of the College Assistance Migrant Program.
- Participants of the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Scholars Academy.
- Participants of the Michigan GEAR UP Program.
- Students registered with the Office of Disability Services for Students.
Students who are a part of these groups and who meet all of the eligibility requirements above are eligible to participate in our program. Program participants in our target population will receive priority assignment, which means that they will be assigned a peer mentor within the first two weeks of the semester. Additionally, they have access to study space and study sessions led by program peer mentors and group leaders who are proficient in specific courses and subject areas.
Other WMU Students
All other currently enrolled Western Michigan University undergraduate students who meet all of the eligibility requirements listed above are also eligible to participate in the Mentoring for Success Program if they meet one of the following requirements:
- Are federal financial aid-eligible.
- Are first-generation college students.
- Are previous participants of the program.
These students will be assigned a peer mentor beginning the third week of the semester on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability of peer mentors and after all students in the target population have been assigned.
All other WMU students who do not meet any of the above requirements may still utilize our services only after all eligible students have been served.