HERO Mentor Resources
Below are some resources that can help you guide your mentee through his or her senior year.


HERO Mentor Manual: The pages that follow offer suggestions and guidelines for developing a strong relationship with your mentee. Click here to open the document.
Senior Timeline: Help track your mentee's progress through the application process!  Click here!
Mentor Training: Want to review the presentation for HERO training? Click here!
HERO Mentor Agreement: Start your relationship off right! Set goals and expectations with your mentee on day one. Click here to open the document.
National Mentoring Partnership: Mentoring organization that has a plethora of information on mentoring and activies.

Know How 2 Go: Great information about the steps to take to get to college.  There is a whole section devoted to mentors.

College Research
Big Future:  College Board’s school research and planning site.

Cappex: College research web page that provides information on different colleges and helps narrow the college search.

Admissions Board: Discussion boards on all things college. 

College Applications

College Essay 101: Tips for writing a great personal statement.  Click here to read to document.

Common App: The Common Application is a standardize application that can be used by seniors to apply to over 500 colleges and universities. 

ApplyTexas: ApplyTexas was created through a collaborative effort between the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the colleges and universities represented on the site. The goal of the project is to offer a centralized means for both Texas and non-Texas students to apply to the many outstanding postsecondary institutions available in Texas.

The Why Essay Training:  When you are helping with supplemental essays, your scholar needs to understand what makes the school unique and what makes him unique.  In the essay, the scholar needs to make the perfect match apparent to the college.  Check out this training to get an inside perspective on how to help.
The Why Essay

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Dell Scholarship: The Dell Scholars Program aims to provide students with everything they need to begin and complete college. Dell Scholars receive $20,000 each to complete their higher education over the course of six years. In addition, the Dell Scholars Program provides its students with technology, a private scholar networking community, resources, and mentoring to ensure they have the support they need to achieve their college degrees.

Gates Scholarship: The Gates Millennium Scholars Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice.

FastWeb: Search engine for scholarships and grants.

Dallas Links Club Scholarship Application:DLC Scholarship App
  This is a scholarship that is reserved for students in the HERO program.   The requirements are:   

·         Be an active participant in the HERO Mentor Program: Participate in at least 2 HERO program events, attend monthly meetings with Mentors, and maintain consistent communication with your Mentor

·         Maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

·         Complete the attached application

·         Submit a letter of recommendation from his or her own Mentor

College Entrance Exams

SAT: http://sat.collegeboard.org/home?navid=bf-sat

ACT: http://www.actstudent.org/

College and Career Readiness

UPENN Positive Psychology – Authentic Happiness: Use this webpage to take fun personality tests that will help your scholar identify his or her strengths. http://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/Default.aspx