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Hey Mentor Scholarships

Hey Mentor is a college mentorship 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Seattle, WA. Our mission is to support underserved students in navigating pathways to college and career success. We will have one scholarship as the general 2023 Hey Mentor Scholarship and the other scholarship will be the 2023 Shuun Meng Scholarship. They are both a one-time award of $1000. Click here for the recipients of the 2019 and 2020 scholarships.


Shuun Meng

Shuun was one of Hey Mentor’s program alumni and volunteer mentor who helped found Hey Mentor. He exemplifies the qualities of a first-generation college student through his love for learning. To his friends and family he was known for being positive, caring, outgoing, intelligent, and selfless. Shuun graduated from Chief Sealth International High School where he balanced being an International Baccalaureate (IB) student and being active in giving back to his school and community through programs like Key Club. He was passionate about math/physics and also excelled in business where he earned a certificate through the Academy of Finance. In hopes to continue Shuun’s legacy of community service and passion for education, Hey Mentor is honored to establish the Shuun Meng Memorial Scholarship, to support future students who are dedicated and driven, like Shuun, to continue his/her education beyond high school.


  • Be a high school senior in Hey Mentor, on track to graduate by June 2023

  • Have a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA

  • Plan to enroll full-time in a four-year college or university starting Autumn 2023

  • Have completed the FAFSA or WASFA

  • Demonstrates need for financial assistance

  • First-generation college student (neither parents have earned a 4-year degree or higher)

  • Demonstrates high level of involvement in community service and leadership


  • Application Due - July 3rd, 2023

  • Selection Notification - TBA

Application Requirements

  • Current official or unofficial transcript

  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, mentor, leader, advisor, etc...

  • Essay Questions:

    • What does leadership mean to you? What extracurriculars, community service experiences, jobs, or projects have you been part of that influenced this? (300 words or less)

    • What are your college and career goals? Why are you passionate about these goals? (300 words or less).

    • Please describe your financial need, indicating household income, COVID-19 impacts, and any other relevant information (250 words or less).

Hey Mentor believes in equal opportunity, all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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