Scholarship Detail

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Program

Program Information

Deadline Month: February, Rolling
Application Deadline Dates: 02/01/17; Rolling
Award Amount: Academic Year $3800, Summer $3900 (x 2 years)
UCB Students Only
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program at UC Berkeley targets students with exceptional academic promise in select humanities and social sciences disciplines. Applicants must have the goal of becoming faculty who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in the academy. The program supports fellows for up to two years with academic year and summer stipends of $3600 and $3900, respectively, research support, and travel monies to enhance their undergraduate years. Each fellow is teamed with faculty and graduate student mentors. They also receive guidance on applying to and attending graduate school and developing their professional skills. As a result, fellows are very competitive when applying to graduate schools. The MMUF program selects undergraduates with approximately four semesters remaining at Berkeley. With both intellectual and professional development support, MMUF fellows realize their greatest potential as graduate students to become extraordinarily successful faculty members and role models for future generations.
Type: Undergraduate Study, Research
Application Available: Organization Website

Eligibility Requirements

Class Level: Sophomore, Junior
Area of Study: Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Application Form: Yes
Citizenship: U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident
Minimum GPA: 3.4
Other Requirements:
Students must plan to pursue a PhD and be committed to diversity

Submission Requirements

Application Form: Yes
Transcripts: Yes
Transcript Description: All Colleges Attended
Letters of Rec: Yes
Letters of Rec Detail: 3
Letters of Rec Notes: a minimum of two letters must be from faculty members
Personal Essay: Yes
Personal Essay Notes: a statement of purpose is also required
Other Submission Requirements: Yes
Other Submission Requirements Notes: college writing sample that represents your strongest work; plan of study through senior year; application to summer research program

Further Information

Siti Keo
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Program
158 Barrows Hall # 2990
CA
skeo@berkeley.edu
(510) 643-6762 fax