Mentorship Program

Are you applying for the DFL Scholarship 2024/25?

Are you interested in being guided by our successful DFL scholars?

Do you want to develop your professional and academic skills?

If so, then the DFL Mentorship Program is the perfect opportunity for you! Please read the information below to learn about this program. Ensure that you watch the video below, where Liyan, one of our DFL alumni and mentors, shares more information about the Mentorship Program.

If you are selected as one of the mentees, we’ll connect you with one of our DFL scholars to guide you through the DFL application process and more!

Purpose of Mentorship Program:

  1. Guide the scholarship applicants on the universities’ admission process.
  2. Walk them through and assist them in each step to ensure they submit the best they have
  3. Build their self-confidence and self-esteem by improving their set of skills, mainly focusing on their leadership skills.
  4. Providing them with the needed knowledge and skills to effectively showcase their own experiences and talents in order to compete with other applicants from all over the world.

Requirements To Apply:

  1. You must be applying for the DFL scholarship.
  2. Ensure you have read, understood and can fulfill all responsibilities and expectations as mentees.

Benefits of the Program:

  1. Guidance for the DFL application on the lengthy application process and adequately preparing them for the interviews. Even if you are not accepted at any point in the process, you will still receive support for the remainder of the mentorship program regarding your future career plans. 
  2. Professional development in constructing effective resumes, cover letters, and developing the necessary professional skills to meet the requirements of the scholarship/other applications you are applying to. 
  3. Academic development in developing the necessary skills required to transition into the year after and demonstrate your academic competency in interviews.

Responsibilities and Expectations of Mentees:

    1. Agree with a mentor on a recurring bi-weekly time. 
    2. Attend all bi-weekly meetings conducted by their mentors or the organizing committee (1-on-1 sessions or group meetings)
    3. Come prepared for bi-weekly meetings and ready to share your thoughts and engage with mentors. 
    4. Be open and honest with their mentor so they can help them to the best of their knowledge. This could include but is not limited to sharing their life events, real-life experiences and other information that would help the mentor assist them in writing their motivation letters and personal statements.
    5. Failure to show full commitment by adhering to the above responsibilities will count as one strike. A maximum of three strikes will result in the exclusion of the mentee from the program.

The Application Timeline:

Mentorship Application deadline: December 15, 2023

Mentorship Program Duration: December 20, 2023, to March 31, 2024 (or maybe after)

Please note that selection for the program is competitive, so ensure you are able to meet all expectations and responsibilities before you apply.

If interested, APPLY HERE

Mentorship Application