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Frequently asked questions

Q: What is the CariScholar mentorship program?

A:​ The CariScholar mentorship program is a Caribbean-based mentoring initiative. Mentees (students/aspiring professionals) are paired with mentors (experienced academics/professionals) who can offer advice on education/career-related topics.

Q: Who can apply to be a mentor?

A:​  Potential mentors are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Generally, academic excellence and/or professional expertise qualify you to be short-listed. Other attributes are also taken into account. 

Q: Who can apply to be a mentee?

A:​  Potential mentees are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Generally, we are looking for persons who demonstrate a genuine interest in furthering their academic/professional career.  Please note, not every applicant will be matched to a mentor. CariScholar reserves the right to reject any application at our discretion. 

Q: How do mentees communicate with mentors?

A:​ Mentors and mentees communicate via email

Q: How long does the mentoring program lasts?

A:​ A typical CariScholar mentorship program lasts six (6) months.

Q: Do I have to pay for this service?

A:​ No. This service is provided free of charge. 

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