Gates Millennium Scholars Program Integrates Mentoring For Student Success

February 11, 2014

Gates Millennium Program Snapshot

“Overall, our experience with Chronus has been great. We appreciate the frequent communication in sharing updates and feedback. The product delivered what we expected and more. We are very impressed with the program, and our sponsors at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are impressed with the level of involvement we’ve been able to achieve with our mentoring program.”

– Kelvin Harris, Senior Relationship Manager, Gates Millennium Scholars Program

Business Challenge

  • The Gates Millennium Scholars sought to provide a top-of-the-class mentoring program for scholarship students
  • Improve student engagement and retention
  • Engage alumni to mentor current students

Solution

  • Chronus Mentor software
  • Implementation and configuration services
  • Program brand look and feel
  • Existing data import
  • Most appreciated feature: flexible matching styles, rich reporting, social media integration.

Results

  • 600% growth in engagement and participants
  • 97% retention of first year students due in part to mentoring efforts
  • A smooth mentoring program process

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