Student Development and Mentorship

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In addition to providing scholarships, The Richmond African American Scholarship Fund continues to foster strong mentor/mentee relationships with its scholars and is committed to maintaining ties with all scholarship recipients throughout their college years.

Each year, the Student Development and Mentorship Committee organizes the RAASF’s Annual Student Development Workshop. RAASF scholars are invited to participate in a one-day workshop designed to help increase their knowledge on an array of topics such as Resume Writing, Interviewing Skills, Making the Transition from College to Work, Developing a Basic Financial Plan and much more. This workshop typically takes place the first week in January during the students’ College Winter Break.

For more details regarding the Annual RAASF Student Development Workshop, please refer to the Events Calendar or email your questions

RAASF Mentorship Program

Mentoring is the essential ingredient that differentiates the Richmond African American Scholarship Fund. Each RAASF scholar is paired up with a mentor throughout their college years. This group of RAASF professional mentors has dedicated themselves to becoming a key component in developing these future leaders of our community and are committed to offering suggestions to improve their mentee’s skills, talents, abilities, and initiative in preparation for future endeavors.

Program Overview:

  • One year commitment where the mentee and mentor interact on a consistent basis, at least twice a semester.
  • RAASF mentors lend their insights and leverage their own experiences to inspire our outstanding mentees. Areas of focus include: professionalism and social interactions, academic preparation, financial management, and career advisement.

Mentor Application If you’d like to volunteer to serve as an RAASF mentor, please fill out the form today!

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