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To address the shortage of minority scholars on college and university campuses, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation established the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUF). With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Grinnell College has established the MMUF Program for promising undergraduates considering graduate study toward the Ph.D. in selected fields. Under the terms of the Mellon grant, participation in the program is open to talented undergraduates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and to diversifying the academy. Students must be planning graduate study toward the Ph.D. in one of the following fields:  

Learn more about the program at Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program.

Please submit completed MMUF applications to Lisa Mulholland in the Academic Support Office (Mears 103). If you have questions about the application, please contact faculty coordinator Prof. Shanna Benjamin.