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Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship


Minority students and others with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial and ethnic inequalities in the Academy in particular and in society in general, may apply.
Students must be sophomores with a minimum GPA of 3.3 and be majoring in a Mellon-designated field. Students who apply should be seriously considering graduate study toward the Ph.D.

Mellon-designated Fields  

  • Anthropology
  • English 
  • Musicology Area Studies
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Philosophy Art History
  • Foreign Languages
  • Physics 
  • Classics
  • Geology
  • Political Theory
  • Demography
  • History Religion
  • Earth Science
  • Literature Sociology
  • Ecology
  • Mathematics


The Selection Process

Each year in March students are invited to attend an open-house where they meet current fellows and faculty mentors and are provided with information about the fellowship. The Mellon Selection/Advisory Committee reads the applications and qualified students are invited for interviews. Selected fellows attend a six-week summer immersion program at Wesleyan University.


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Dr. Francois Pierre-Louis
Powdermaker Hall, 200P   
Phone: 718-997-5342   


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