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Mentor Resources

Mentors helping students

We're here to help mentors get involved!
This page is designed to help RTP mentors find resources to enhance their educational and professional experiences, while attending college. There are many programs, corporations, and government agencies which offer support opportunities to help mentors be successful in all their endeavors. RTP mentor projects, internships, co-op programs and scholarships are all available to mentors looking for opportunities and experience while attending college.
If you have questions about any of these resources or would like to know how to get involved please contact us.


RTP Mentor Handbook

The purpose of the Reaching the Pinnacle mentor handbook is to serve as a map to guide participants on the road to becoming a successful RTP mentor. This handbook provides comprehensive information on mentoring with tips, suggestions, and examples to aid participants during your mentoring process. Whether you are a mentor-to-be who stands at the crossroads of mentoring or an experienced mentor who is miles down the road, this guide contains valuable information to assist you on your journey. It is recommended that participants read all sections of the handbook at least once. Once participants have read the material, be sure to review it periodically and refer to the handbook whenever necessary.

This handbook will teach participants what it means to be a Reaching the Pinnacle mentor, the roles and responsibilities of a mentor, and different styles that participants may adopt in order to meet the challenges faced during the mentoring process. This handbook charts the mentor-mentee relationship from beginning to end, starting with the skills needed to identify areas a mentee may need development, establishing a mentor relationship, and avoiding obstacles that may detour this relationship. This handbook also outlines the positive effects of mentoring and the experiences and relationships that are shared by the mentor, mentee, and Reaching the Pinnacle.

Specific Disability Related Scholarships and Awards


  • Lime Scholarship Google & Lime
  • Paul G. Hearne Leadership Award (800)-840-8844
  • Undergraduate Scholarship Program Central Intelligence Agency


Hearing Loss/Deafness


Visual Impairments


Physical/Mobility Impairments

Health Impairments

Learning Disabilities



ENTRY POINT! is a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offering outstanding internship opportunities for students with apparent and non-apparent disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business. To meet the challenge of the competitive global economy in the new millennium, private industry and government research agencies must expand the pool of technical talent. Entry Point! has been offering internships to students with disabilities for over ten years. Visit the Entry Point! application page, to apply.


Internship links from "DO-IT"

Action Without Borders (focus on non-profit organizations and activism) -


Employment Resources

Here is a list of employers in STEM fields who attended the NMSU Spring 2011 Career Connections Fair. Please visit NMSU Career Services for more employment information.

Check back periodically as we are constantly updating our employers list.








"This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Continuing Grant No. HRD 0622930."

"Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation."

updated: April, 2012