Mentors & Interns

The Emerging Leader Program offers additional ways for our students to continue to engage in the Emerging Leaders Program after they have successfully completed their first year.  

Opportunities to be a 2nd year Mentor or a 3rd year Intern are highlighed below:

  • The 2nd Year Mentors will receive a $1,000 scholarship for the first semester and have the opportunity for a renewed scholarship for second semester if the Mentor meets specified goals.
  • The 3rd and 4th Year Interns will receive a $1,000 scholarship for the first semester and have the opportunity for a renewed scholarship for second semester if the Intern meets specified goals.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed UNIV 270 and other 1st-Year requirements
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

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What our mentors & interns have to say:

"ELP has provided me with a solid stepping stone that has helped me branch form high school to VCU." - Dylan Meadows

"ELP has become more than just a program; it is an environment where I can grow as a person, leader, and friend." - David Ray

"ELP has taught me how to become the leader that I wanted to be at the start of my freshman year and gave me that extra confidence to get involved with many organizations." - Asha Patel

"ELP brought me together with so many people to learn skills about leadership, yet also gave me a solid foundation to achieve academically." - Jordan Hairr

"The Emerging Leaders Program has given me the opportunity to further develop skills, such as leadership and teamwork. Through this program I have had the opportunity to meet and network with individuals with whom many college students do not get the chance to interact." - Claire Steindam

"Through the study of leadership styles and the implementation of activities, ELP has afforded me the opportunity to sharpen my own leadership skills….It helped me realize the impact leadership has on my future professional career, everyday life and what I bring to my profession and community as a service leader.” - Chezdan Baker

"Emerging Leaders Program has not only allowed me to gain an entirely new appreciation of leadership and develop my own leadership skills, but has also allowed me to form close and lasting friendships with VCU's finest student leaders.” - Qasim Kazmi

"Leadership is a fundamental part of Nursing. ELP has helped me to become a better leader in the clinical setting, enabling me to provide the best care to and be the best advocate for my patients.” - Shannon Storey

"Over the past four years the Emerging Leaders Program has not only fostered my growth as a leader and individual, but it has allowed me to reflect on those changes among a group of peers. The program has pushed me outside of my comfort zone and given me opportunities to achieve things that I had not imagined for myself while having fun and forming lasting relationships.” - Elizabeth Brewer