ChemE Application Mentorship Program (ChAMP)

The ChemE Application Mentorship Program (ChAMP) is a volunteer-based student mentoring program which aims to assist applicants from communities that have been historically underrepresented in higher education, including students from groups underrepresented in STEM, students with non-traditional academic backgrounds, and students from academic institutions which have not historically send many students to MIT.

Participants will be paired with graduate student mentors who can answer questions about MIT ChemE and provide assistance in preparing strong applications for the MIT Chemical Engineering Department PhD program. Participating in ChAMP is completely voluntary and will not affect your graduate admissions decision. Applicants should be applying to graduate school this year in order to be considered.

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How to participate

Fill out the sign-up form here

ChAMP timeline

  • ChAMP sign-up begins: September 5
  • Mentor assignments start: September 8 and are assigned weekly
  • ChAMP sign-up ends: October 25
  • ChemE admissions deadline is November 13
  • Admissions decisions are made in mid-February