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Peer Mentor Application

Short Essays

Your responses to the following questions will help the review committee to become better familiar with your interests and strengths as a student.  Responses should be no more than 300 words each.

1. What do you wish you had been told when you joined the Honors Program at the University of Kansas?  Conversely, if you benefited from the insights of an upper division student when you arrived at KU, what was the most useful information that person provided you with?  Be specific.

 2. Using your own relationships with mentors (past and present) as a basis, describe what you would consider an ideal mentor / mentee relationship.

3. List your most meaningful activities and awards while at the University of Kansas.

Please provide the name and title of one individual whom you have asked to be your reference. Referees must be KU staff or faculty and be available for a brief phone conversation. Referees should be able to comment on your academic abilities, communication skills, and ability to mentor other students.


Course offerings are “among the most comprehensive in the nation,” according to “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs”
98% of University Honors Program graduates are employed or accepted to graduate school within six months of graduation
40% of students in the University Honors Program conduct research before graduation
9 to 1: Average ratio of KU honors students to faculty advisors
1 of only 7 programs nationwide to receive a top rating from “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs” in 2014
60% of University Honors Program students study abroad
KU honors students select their advisors from top-ranked KU faculty
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