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Sophomore Mentors

Selection of Scholars

In April, Grad Fellows will participate in the selection of the incoming class of Brady Scholars. They are asked to interview candidates with leaders of the Program, review applications, and with other members of the selection committee, choose applicants who would make successful Brady Scholars. Applications are due April 7. Decisions are made before the end of April.

Attendance is required.

New Students' Get Acquainted Dinner

During reading week of spring quarter, the new class of Scholars meets for an informal dinner with faculty, staff and Grad Fellows. After this event, Fellows will make decisions about how the cohort will be quartered into small groups.

Attendance is required. 

Sophomore Retreat

The Sophomore Retreat takes place early in the fall quarter. It is a snapshot of the work students can expect in the coming year: the study of moral philosophy; and practical application of the academic work to the local community.

We will discuss summer reading assigned by Brady teaching faculty, and students will be given a broad introduction to the City of Evanston.  They will learn what to expect in the first year of the Program, and Brady juniors will join us to share their experiences and tips for a successful start.

Attendance is required.

Monthly Small Group Meetings

Small groups meet, at a minimum, once each month. Grad Fellows provide ongoing support and guidance to their students as they learn about the city of Evanston and its social, economic, and political problems.  Together, groups will select a target issue that addresses unmet needs in the community.  Each group will present their issue to the cohort during Winter Quarter.

Grad Fellows oversee the progress of their students' plans for study abroad.

Group Presentations 

Follow this link to understand the process.  Attendance is required at both rounds of presentations and voting.