Become a Mentor for a Palmer Scholar


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


2141 South J St.TacomaTacoma, WA 98405


We pair our Scholars with a trained adult mentor in the March of their senior year of high school. Mentors are a crucial part of the support system the Palmer Scholars family offers, and they are vital to each Scholar’s success. We are actively looking for community leaders who would like to volunteer as a Mentor for one of our Scholars.

Who is a Palmer Scholar Mentor?
* Community leader
* Culturally aware
* At least 21 years old
* Attained or are close to attaining a post-secondary degree
* Has a clean criminal history

What does a Palmer Scholar Mentor do?
* Provides advocacy, resources, and support
* Helps a Scholar navigate higher education
* Connects a Scholar with networking, career, and information
* Holds a Scholar accountable
* Cultivate and foster a relationship with a Scholar

What is the commitment?
* Mentor a high school senior that is going off to college and throughout their time obtaining a post-secondary degree (4-5 year commitment) * Communicate with the Scholar at least twice a month (phone, text, email, skype, meeting, etc.)

Please contact, Ricky Goetz, Mentor Coordinator with any questions: and apply by following the apply button on our website:


  • Legal (General)
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Critical Thinking
  • Healthcare
  • General Education

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Communicate twice a month, match lasts 4-5 years

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