The Presidential Scholars Program connects students with faculty, postdoctoral, graduate and peer mentors. The goal of the mentorship model is to enrich and support the academic, professional and personal experiences of scholars by cultivating a culture of support and community.

mentorship flow chart

Mentoring activities may include:

  • Discussing research interests/preferences, and placements.
  • Providing professional development activities such as career/educational counseling.
  • Providing guidance on how to collaborate effectively with researchers
“When I arrived at Brown, I was having difficulty deciding on an academic path. The Presidential Scholars Symposium offered lectures from brilliant professors from around the country. One of these visiting speakers, a glaciologist from the University of Alaska, inspired me to pursue studies in geology-biology and a future career in environmental science. During my summer research, I performed geophysics research at the University of Chicago. The professor I worked with specializes in atmospheric science and climate science."

Tamara Rudic '21 Presidential Scholar