The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff student Aliyah Glover has been selected as a mentor with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund/Walmart Foundation for the 2015-2016 academic school year. Glover, a junior majoring in biology with a 3.5 GPA from Little Rock, Arkansas, will assist freshmen with transitioning to the academic and social environment on a college campus.
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund also awards scholarships to first-generation freshmen and pairs them with qualified student mentors at their schools. Students that were selected for the scholarship at UAPB are: Kimberly Boyd (Somerville, Tennessee, business education); Bria Harris (Little Rock, Arkansas, industrial technology, management and applied engineering); and Keiessence Mason (Dermott, Arkansas, biology).
The primary objective of the program is to provide first-generation college students with role models who give academic and social support, as well as overall college-life guidance that will assist in making the transition from high school to college a success. Mentors are effective resources in helping new college students overcome the challenges they may face as freshmen.
Glover is a well-rounded and involved student on the campus of UAPB. She is currently the vice president of STEM Scholars; executive secretary of Student Government Association; chaplain of Essence of a Woman; member of the Carolyn F. Blakely Honors College and the Biology/Pre-Health Club; and parliamentarian for the Alpha Rho Chapter of Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She is also very active in the Office of Career Services.
Glover will receive a $500 stipend ($250 per semester) from TMCF for serving as a mentor in this program.
If any student is interested in becoming a future mentor with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, please contact Office of Career Services at 870-575-8461 for more information.