MacPherson Smith Rural Foundation Mentors

The Macpherson Smith Foundation is a fantastic mentoring program providing support for rural Victorians moving to university. They are looking for mentors, from second year and beyond in a range of degrees. More information below:

The Macpherson Smith Rural Foundation (MSRF) supports young rural Victorians in their desire to attend university. As you know going to university is a big step and moving away from home can be challenging. Having a mentor can be a way of providing support in a low key way. Being a mentor can give you an opportunity to help another person, develop new skills and make new connections.

We are in the process of developing a 'mentor bank' or list of people who would consider being a mentor for a first year university student. The mentoring would involve an initial meeting and short training session and then monthly contact in whatever mode suits mentor and mentee. Both work together to decide what type of support or help is required.
MSRF likes to use technology as much as possible to make communication easy and to reduce our running costs and environmental impact. If mentors or mentees are based in rural or regional areas training can be provided online or we may visit you.
More information can be found on our website msrf.org.au or :

We are very keen to match you with a person starting university this year and would be delighted if you would consider becoming a mentor.

The process of signing up is easy! Please fill in the online application form at: https://mentors.msrf.org.au/
Maryann Brown is the Mentoring Program coordinator and she is happy to be contacted by email on maryann@msrf.org.au or  phone 0439463333