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MentorMatch FAQs

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HSF’s MentorMatch is a program that pairs HSF Scholars and HSF-affiliated students with mentors who are college graduates – usually HSF Alumni, as well as other distinguished professionals. Web-based technology and matching algorithms are used to find the best possible fit, based on each mentees’ needs and interests. Mentors provide guidance on how to achieve academic, personal, and professional success. HSF has developed a proprietary technology that enables increasingly more refined matches, and which includes resources and tools designed to enhance the mentorship experience. 

  1. Why join Mentor Match?
    • Connect with our amazing network of students, Scholars, Alumni, and other distinguished professionals
    • Enjoy exclusive access to our IT Platform, which provides tools and resources that help make the experience valuable and easy to manage
    • Build professional relationships
    • Develop leadership and management skills
    • Gain confidence and aim higher regarding academic and career goals
    • Discover and develop new interests
    • Receive support and encouragement
    • Serve as a friend and role model
  2. Who can be a mentor?

    HSF MentorMatch program offers HSF Alumni, working professionals, and graduate students an opportunity to serve as mentors. Mentors must meet our screening criteria, which includes a background check. Our short application takes just a few minutes to complete.

  3. Who can be a mentee?

    If you are any one of the following, you qualify to be matched with a mentor:

    • HSF Scholar
    • Gates Millennium Scholar (GMS) Scholar
    • HSF Scholar Chapter member
    • National Leadership Conference (NLC) program participant
    • Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) program participant
  4. What’s required?

    Connect with your mentor/mentee a few times a month; meet for coffee, video chat, email, or whatever works best for you and your match.  Our MentorMatch IT platform will make it easy to connect with your match and track your progress!

  5. Sign me up!

    The system is currently under construction and our tech team is working diligently to incorporate the tools and resources that will help you build engaging, effective, and meaningful mentorships. We expect to have our new MentorMatch application in the comings months.

  6. Additional Questions?

    You may contact us with any questions regarding the MentorMatch program.
    We look forward to your participation!

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