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Margo F. Souza San Joaquin Valley Mentor of the Year Award

Margo F. Souza San Joaquin Valley Mentor of the Year Award

This award recognizes the work of a Central Valley community member who has offered significant mentoring to the students at UC Merced. Margo Souza will present the Mentor of the Year Award recipient with a $1000 award.

Please answer all categories in 250 words or fewer. Nominations with answers of more than 250 words will not be considered.

Question Prompts

  1. How long has this nominee been a mentor to you and/or other UC Merced students;
  2. Explain why the nominee deserve to be recognized with this award;
  3. Describe the nominee's role and impact as a mentor;
  4. How does the nominee develop the leadership skills of their mentees (Please provide one or two examples);
  5. How does the nominee advance the ethical and educational development their mentees (Please provide one or two examples);

Scoring Rubric Summary: Possible 13 Total Points

Role and Impact (4 possible points): Application describes nominee's level of active engagement with the mentor/mentee relationship.

Development of Leadership Skills (4 possible points): Application describes nominee's commitment to leadership development.

Advance Ethical and Educational Development (4 possible points): Application describes nominee's commitment to the growth of mentees.

Reviewer Discretionary Points (1 possible point)