Empowering the students of TOMORROW
About Baring Scholars
Baring Scholars, Inc., a 501 ( c) 3 nonprofit tax exempt organization has been in operation since 2014
providing mentoring support to college students in North Carolina. We are a volunteer based mentoring program that work with first generation students, aged-out foster care students and students with insecure housing. Our mentees are matched with mentors that are college graduates who knows first hand of what a college student may experience during their undergraduate years. In our effort to provide additional support, we provide care packages to our students each semester. The care packages include such items as snacks, toiletries and laundry items. Baring Scholars provide workshops and educational opportunities to our students that cover topics such as financial literacy, mental health and leadership. Our goal is that every student graduates with a reduced amount of stress and educational debt.
70% of Americans will study at a 4-year college, but less than 2/3 will graduate with a degree. 30% of college freshmen drop out after their first year of college
Baring Scholars has made a huge impact on me as an incoming freshman at The Univesity of North Carolina at Greensboro. For instance, receiving a care package has helped me tremendously especially when I was low on money or had nothing to snack on late at night. Furthermore, having someone older mentor and guide me throughout my college years was very beneficial. Whether it be advice on improving my resume or essay, Miss Fran was always there to help. Lastly, the scholarships we received from Baring Scholars has been a blessing because it allowed me to purchase my textbooks. Thanks for everything Baring Scholars!