The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program at 33 American colleges and universities with the goals of increasing the number of minorities and others on college faculties by helping students of great promise to become scholars of distinction. Brooklyn College is one of the most successful in sending well-prepared students to distinguished colleges and universities for graduate study. Mellon Mays Fellows have entered graduate programs leading to Ph.D. degrees at such universities as Berkeley, Chicago, Michigan, New York University, Pennsylvania, Princeton and Yale. Many Fellows have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Brooklyn College chooses five students each year to participate in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship. Applicants must be full-time students in the second semester of their sophomore year (45–60 credits) and must show evidence of solid academic achievement. Students must be interested in pursuing graduate studies in anthropology, computer science, cultural studies, demography, ecology, foreign language, geology, the humanities, mathematics, physics, political theory or religion.