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1869 Scholars

The 1869 Scholars is a mentorship program focused on building meaningful and intentional relationships between Trinity students and alumni. Over an academic year, alumni are paired with students to form one-on-one mentorships.

1869 Scholars is a unique, intimate program which allows current students to explore their interests and reflect upon their skill-building experiences with an Alumni Mentor.

Participants can expect five to six interactions with a mentor between September and March. Students and alumni mentors are required to participate in an orientation program (60-minutes in length).

Participant Information


Students Apply Here

Student applications open on Friday, August 9. The priority deadline is Friday, August 16; applications received after this deadline will automatically be added to a waitlist (final deadline: Friday, August 23). Priority deadline does not guarantee program admission.


Alumni reconnect with the University and give back in their own way, while guiding students and preparing them for success in the real world. Students reflect on their Trinity experience, and learn to articulate their skills, knowledge, passions, motivations, and personal development they have developed during their college years.

Contact Information

Photo of Rachel BoazRachel Boaz Toppel, M.Ed., '10 
Assistant Director for Residential Education
rboaz [at]



Photo of Katie StoreyKatie Storey, M.Ed
Young Alumni & Student Programs Coordinator 
cstorey1 [at]



Photo of Jamie ThompsonJamie Thompson, M.S. '05
Director of Student Involvement
jamie.thompson [at]



Photo of Jacob TingleJacob K. Tingle, Ed.D. '95
Director of Experiential Learning
jtingle [at]




Students: Please contact getinvolved [at]

Alumni: Please contact Alumni Relations & Development at alumni [at]