Gail Bierenbaum Women's Leadership Council Mentoring Scholarship

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The GBWLC Scholarship and Mentoring program provides formal mentoring relationships for Rider women students to help them find success at Rider as well as empower students to succeed in life beyond college. Eligible students will receive a four year renewable $1,000 scholarship ($500 per semester).


First-Year Student Application
Application Deadline: February 1, 2020
Interviews will be held during Admitted Student Day, March 7, 2020. If you are unable to attend in person, please contact us for potential alternate arrangements.

Returning Protégé and Graduate Student Application
Application Deadline: April 10, 2020
Interviews will be held April 20-23, 2020
Graduate student deadline: September 11, 2020
Graduate interviews will be held September 14-16, 2020


Rider Alumnae:
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please fill out the Mentor Information Form by April 10, 2020.  By completing this form, you will confirm your interest as an alumna/us in mentoring a Rider student in the upcoming academic year.

Why become a mentor?

  • Serve as a role model for the next generation of Rider women and provide resources, feedback, and advice to Rider protégés.
  • Create lasting relationships with protégés and other mentors to establish a supportive community with strong engagement with the University.
  • Inspire and motivate protégés to further develop their leadership skills, confidence, and autonomy.

The program will include speakers and events that will focus on leadership skills such as public speaking, negotiation, financial planning, and professional attire, as well as offer the opportunity to meet women leaders.  Attendance at the Gail Bierenbaum Women Leadership Council events is strongly encouraged.


Please contact us

Headshot of Pamela Mingle
Senior Director, Development and Director of the Rider Women's Leadership Council
Moore Library 137