Gateway Student Mentor

Become a Penn First Plus Gateway Student Mentor! The Gateway Student Mentorship Program is an academic year-long volunteer program designed to connect incoming first-year students, upper-level undergraduate students, and faculty who identify as and share the experience of being first-generation and/or lower-income (FGLI).


P1P is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year!


Apply on Handshake | Applications Due April 23, 2021



Gateway Student Mentors will be responsible for dedicating two hours per week to their mentees, attending various events and workshops throughout the academic year, and connecting with their faculty mentor monthly.



Currently enrolled Penn first generation and/or lower-income rising junior or senior

Seeking mentorship from faculty

Have an academic transcript that demonstrates consistent performance and/or improvement over the course of time at Penn (no minimum GPA – just good academic standing)