The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship is open to students who show a demonstrated commitment to increasing cross-racial and ethnic understanding, who are American citizens or permanent residents, and who are majoring in one of the listed fields, or a related field.
Applicants must be current sophomores interested in teaching at the college or university level, must intend to matriculate in a Ph.D. program, and must show exceptional scholarly promise. Financial need is not a criterion. Washington University may name up to five Mellon fellows each year for participation in the two-year program, which begins in the spring of the sophomore year.
Applications for the 2017 Fellowship are now being accepted. The deadline for application is Friday, February 10, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.