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Mentor Application

Mentor Description

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The FPMP Mentor is a current UMD student (with at least junior standing) who displays personal leadership qualities. The mentor supports a fellow student mentee over the course of one semester to understand their finances in depth. Each FPMP mentor will enroll in SSP 3014: Peer Mentor Leadership Training (2-credits). This course teaches financial literacy basics and how to mentor. Mentors who successfully complete SSP 3014 will be eligible to continue mentoring in later semesters.


Mentors will formally apply to the program and up to twenty five will be invited to participate in the program.


  • Build your skillset and professional experience as a leader and mentor
  • Receive training opportunities to support your new skillset
  • Receive 2-credit hours free with the 13-credit tuition band
  • Recognition from UMD following successful completion of FPMP
  • Increased marketability
  • Increased self-awareness and confidence
  • Improved critical thinking and problem solving skills


For consideration, candidates must demonstrate the following:

  • Completion of a minimum of 60 credits with junior standing or greater (College in the Schools credit not considered)
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Positive mental attitude and history of self-motivation
  • Problem solving ability
  • Ability to complete the two-credit upper division elective, SSP 3014 while mentoring


  • Complete SSP 3014 while mentoring
  • Meet with mentee (one or two mentees will be matched per mentor) at least 10 times but no more than 15 times during the semester for one scheduled hour per week/mentee
  • Maintain active communication with assigned mentee(s)
  • Attend program kick-off and conclusion events for FPMP (two events total)
  • Assist in the evaluation of the Financial Peer Mentor Program
  • Work with staff to document meetings via Google Drive
  • Complete a portfolio documenting learning outcomes


The FPMP mentor will receive 2-credits for completing the Peer Mentor Leadership Course, SSP 3014. After completing SSP 3014 students may participate in an FPMP Practicum that entitles the student to earn additional credit in subsequent semesters. These upper division credits are free to students registered for at least 13 credits per semester.

Application Process:

Complete the FPMP Mentor Application for consideration.


Questions should be directed to: Niki Kolodge, Financial Wellness Educator,, (218) 726-7039