Become a Mentor for the UMB CURE Scholars Program!

The UMB CURE Scholars Program is currently recruiting mentors to work with 6th and 7th grade scholars in three West Baltimore middle schools! The Continuing Umbrella for Research Experiences (CURE) program is a national program established by the National Cancer Institute to support underrepresented minority students in biomedical research and career development. A science background IS NOT required to mentor with UMB CURE, and our middle school scholars would greatly benefit from having a diverse set of mentors.

Mentors will work with our middle school scholars during after school, Saturday, and/or summer programming depending on what works for their schedule. Mentoring levels include primary mentors who consistently work with students throughout the year, lead mentors who are paid and attend all after school sessions as well as Saturday or summer programming, and flex mentors who fill in when primary mentors are not available.

For more information about the UMB CURE Scholars Program, mentoring levels, information sessions, and links to mentor applications, please go to or contact Emily Rencsok, UMB CURE Mentoring Specialist, at