Professional Mentoring Program Travel Grant

Students participating in the Professional Mentoring Program in the College of Health and Human Sciences may be eligible for funds to enable travel to visit their mentors. While long-distance mentoring relationships are very valuable, meeting face-to-face can help further build long-lasting professional mentoring relationships for both mentors and mentees.

Who is eligible?

Students who are currently enrolled at K-State in a degree-seeking program in health and human sciences and have been working with their mentors for at least 3 months are eligible to apply.

What is required?

In order to receive travel funds, a student’s mentor must reside at least 250 miles or more outside of Manhattan, KS and not in the student’s hometown. The travel grant application must be completed in full, including supporting documents from the student’s mentor, prior to travel.

Travel Grant Experiences

Ellie Boring Ellie Boring, Apparel and Textile Marketing
Applying for the Human Ecology Professional Mentoring Program was the best decision I made my senior year at Kansas State. As a senior studying Apparel & Textiles with a Specialization in Marketing, completing a Business Administration, and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies minors, I was looking for ways to expand my network before graduation. In September, I applied for a mentor with no real expectations while being optimistic of the pairing. It could not have turned out better in the end.
Kaley Dick Kaley Dick, Dietetics
My name is Kaley Dick and I am a senior at Kansas State University studying Dietetics. I have been part of the mentoring program for about a year. This last fall, I was matched up with Ruth Stemler as my mentor. Over the year we talked monthly and got to know each other’s passions, career paths, and future plans. This last summer through the mentoring travel grant, I was able to get out of Kansas to visit Ruth. Ruth currently lives in Colorado so I hopped in my car and made a 7-hour drive to see her!