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Mentor Year Program
Professional Development Grant Program



The Mentor Year Program provides a small, familiar community for professionals seeking growth through mentorship. Through 1:1 Mentee/Mentor relationships, regular participant meetings, and monthly committee updates, Mentees will build their skill-set, knowledge base, and resources for their own personal and professional development and for the benefit of the student populations that they serve.


The Mentor Year Program is excited to offer grants for both Mentors and Mentees to seek professional development opportunities.
Grants will be available for up to $250 USD per person. Up to twelve grants will be distributed annually, six for Mentors and six for Mentees.


Grant Eligibility

In order to qualify for a Mentor Year Program Professional Development Grant, you must:
1. Be an active member of International ACAC.
2. Be an active participant of the International ACAC Mentor Year Program for the 2023-24 year. 
3. Submit a complete application, including the information for a specific professional development opportunity.


These professional development grants can be used for in-person events, such as a local/regional conferences or courses, or virtual opportunities, such as online classes or virtual conferences. They cannot be used for the International ACAC annual conference or International ACAC Regional Institutes. (Don't worry - there are separate bursaries for these! Make sure to read your monthly Member Bulletins for more information on conference and Regional Institute bursaries.)


Covered within the $250 can be expenses such as event or course registration, relevant materials, and transportation to/from the event. The grant cannot be used to cover food or other incidentals. 


The application is now closed.
Open Date: October 5, 2023
Deadline: November 20, 2023
Awardees will be notified by December 1, 2023. 
Grants must be used in the first half of 2024.


1. Submit the application by November 20, 2023.
2. Attend/participate in the professional development opportunity.
3. Submit receipts and a form to collect banking information.
4. Receive reimbursement.
5. Submit reflection form.

If you have any questions about grants and eligibility, please contact [email protected].