• Student Advising

  • Connecting students with the right opportunities

  • How It Works



    Our students identify what their goals are: getting a scholarship, applying to university or finding a job in their field.



    Students meet with our student advising team to figure out which opportunities are best for them and to come up with a plan of action.



    Our student advising team supports students in putting together applications for scholarships, degree programs, and jobs. This includes helping with editing and revising of cover letters and CVs, guiding students in asking for reference letters and making sure students have everything they need for their applications.



    Students let us know the results of their applications and share their advice with future cohorts of students.

  • What is Student Advising?

    At Paper Airplanes, we know that our students have big dreams and we want to support them in their journeys. That’s why our Student Advising program works with students to help them achieve their education and employment goals. We help students find scholarships, write personal statements and prepare their applications. And we’ll soon be launching career advising as well to help students find and apply to jobs, prepare resumes and feel confident going into interviews.


    If you’re a student looking for a scholarship, check out this database of opportunities. If you’re interested in applying, get in touch with our Director of Student Advising at valentina@paper-airplanes.org to schedule a meeting so she can help you find the scholarships that are a good fit for you and your interests.


    Don’t see a scholarship that you think would be a good fit for Paper Airplanes students? Let us know with this form!

    If you’re already putting together an application to a university or scholarship, check out this document with helpful tips! If you have questions, you can reach out to Valentina!

  • FAQs

    How often do peer mentors and students meet?

    Peer mentors and students meet for at least 1.5-2 hours each week.

    How are peer mentors chosen?

    Student Advising mentors must have experience in applying to university and scholarships for the Academic pathway). Mentors in the Career pathway must have an established career in a specific sector (tech, non-profits, education) and prior experience mentoring is preferred.

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