Mentor PAYS Scholars This Summer


TAs at a PAYS Closing Ceremony, where the achievements of the year are celebrated and the colleges seniors will attend are announced.

The Pomona College Academy for Youth Success (PAYS) is a college access program for high school students with a 4-week academically intensive, residential component during the summer. Students come from our surrounding communities and from populations traditionally underrepresented in college – first generation college-going, low income, and/or African-American, Latinx, Native American, Pacific Islander, Southeast Asian or other groups.

If you are a Pomona College student or an undergraduate PAYS alum and are interested in serving as a Teacher's Assistant, Math Tutor, Writing Tutor, or Resident Assistant in this very unique program, please read the position descriptions below and complete the online application.

Selection Process

All NEW applicants MUST attend an informational meeting. 

Application Deadline: Friday, February 21st, 2020

After deciding which position(s) you are interested in, please read the position description(s) below:

Please complete the online application available here: 

You are required to submit the following recommendation form OR a recommendation letter from a community leader, supervisor, or faculty member:

Thank you for your interest in applying.  If you have any questions, please email us at