Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Application
Note: This fellowship is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Please submit all of the following:
A completed Online Application Form *, which includes uploads of:
- A two-to-three-page essay in which you describe your academic and research interests and goals, and your specific interest in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUF), and
- A writing sample of an essay/paper written during the Fall 2014 semester.
- A copy of your unofficial transcript (latest version, including Fall 2014 semester grades).
- Letters of recommendation from two professors. At least one of the professors should be someone with whom you have discussed your specific interest in an academic career involving research and teaching at the college/university level, and who can comment on the quality of the research you would like to conduct if you become a Mellon Fellow. If possible, this professor should indicate if he/she is also willing to serve as your mentor in the MMUF Program if you are selected. If desired, you may submit a third letter of recommendation as part of your application.
DEADLINE:For full consideration for the Mellon, the entire application must be submitted online by 4:00pm on Thursday, March 5. Please note that the applicant is responsible for timely submission of the complete application. Based on the review of your application by the selection committee, interviews will be scheduled. You may contact MMUF Faculty Director, Prof. Maud McInerney (ext: 1156, firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about the application process.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend the MMUF/Writing Center co-sponsored workshop on "How to Write a Fellowship Application" that will take place on Wednesday, February 18, from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in Stokes 106/The Multicultural Center