The M.A.D.E. (Minorities Achieving Dreams of Excellence) Peer Mentoring program is designed to assist participants in successfully transitioning to life as a University of Montevallo student. The program will help participants adjust to the academic, social, personal and professional challenges experienced by first year students. The program serves first-year, minority students enrolled at the University of Montevallo.
- To ease the academic, personal and social transition from high school to the University.
- To cultivate meaningful interactions with mentors, faculty, staff and alumni who encourage and support mentees through their unique cultural journey through college.
- To connect academic, personal and social resources to help them successfully navigate university systems and processes.
- To offer opportunities for students to engage in high-impact learning experiences facilitated by the various on-campus resources (i.e. Harbert Writing Center, Career Development Center, and Student Life)
- To successfully retain and graduate participants within 4 years at the University of Montevallo.
The M.A.D.E. Summer Bridge Program is for first-time freshmen who have been admitted to UM. Eligibility for the program includes the following:
- Students must be admitted to the University of Montevallo;
- Students must represent an underrepresented minority (i.e. Hispanic/Latinos, African Americans, Native Americans, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders, and those of two or more races) at the University of Montevallo;
- Students must apply for Federal Financial Aid;
- Students will be invited to participate in the M.A.D.E. program based on their academic need and their potential to benefit from the program;
- Students must complete all application materials by the indicated deadline(s).