Mentorship Opportunities through Research and Engagement (MORE)

The Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology Mentorship Opportunities through Research and Engagement (MORE) is designed to provide a connection for first-year, low-income students as they transition from high school to college. This two-year mentoring program focuses on helping students make a smooth and successful academic and social transition by providing support and resources, as well as learning about the department, college and university resources, to increase success and engagement at Murray State. Students will be matched with a peer mentor in the JCSET, who will provide support and guidance through the first two years at Murray State.

Program Objectives

  • Provide support and resources to help students adjust academically and socially to the Murray State community
  • Support and encourage students to maintain a good academic standing and participate in university activities
  • Identify and implement specific networking activities among peer mentors and mentees
  • Engage directly with peers and role models from similar backgrounds
  • Gain practical advice, encouragement and support
  • Develop communication, study and personal skills
  • Place students in early research and scholarly activities

How does the program work?

Peer mentees can apply for MORE through the link below. Students with financial need (Pell eligible) and a minimum high school GPA of 3.25 are eligible to apply.

A $3000 annual scholarship will be awarded to students participating in the program, students will be eligible to continue in the program through their second year (4 semesters total). To continue to receive funding, students will be required to participate in the peer-mentoring and research/scholarly activity programs, maintain a 3.0 GPA (freshman year) and show progression toward their degree. Students must be pursuing a degree in Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

What is my commitment?

  • Maintain weekly contact with peer mentors
  • Attend monthly targeted activities, which include: academic and personal development workshops; panel discussions with current students, faculty and/or staff; alumni seminars/meet-and-greets; discussions with financial aid staff, etc.
  • Beginning in the second semester, students will collaborate with a faculty mentor in an early research or scholarly activity project.
  • Complete end-of-semester evaluations in the fall and spring