Contact Us
Vanessa Christman Assistant Dean
MMUF Administrative Coordinator
Director of Leadership and Community Development
The Pensby Center
(610) 526-6594

Joanna Pinto-Coelho University of Pennsylvania Doctoral Student
MMUF Graduate Assistant

Judy Balthazar Interim Dean of the Undergraduate College
MMUF Coordinator
(610) 526-5375

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Application

Note: This fellowship is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Due to this past week's weather challenges, we will hold an info session from 4:30-5:30PM on Wednesday, 2/12, in The Pensby Center.

Applications will be due Friday 2/14. For applicants who are interested, Felicia Rivera will be offering a "Fellowships and Financial Aid Q&A" on Friday, 2/14 from 1-2PM in the Gateway Conference Room. MMUF applicants can bring any questions they have about the way fellowships affect aid packages at the College.

Please submit all the of following:

1. A completed online application form, which includes uploads of

  • a two-to-three-page essay in which you describe your academic 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 semester of 2013.

2. Letters of recommendation from two professors--submitted online. At least one of the professors should be someone with whom you have discussed your specific interest in college teaching or research, who can comment on the quality of the research you would like to conduct if you become a fellow and who might serve as your mentor. If desired, you may submit a third letter of recommendation as part of your application.

DEADLINE: Applications are due Friday 2/14.

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 Coordinators Prof. Gary McDonogh (x5051 or gmcdonog@brynmawr.edu) or Vanessa Christman (x6594 or vchristm@brynmawr.edu) if you have any questions about the application process.