Through funding and academic programming for juniors and seniors, the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) aims to increase the number of minority students, and others with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities, who will pursue PhDs in core fields in the arts and sciences.
Bryn Mawr College has participated in the MMUF program since its inception in 1988. In any given year, there are ten MMUF students at the College: five seniors and five juniors. The application process is open primarily to sophomores and takes place every spring.
The program accepts applications from:
- underrepresented minority students interested in pursuing a research project in one of the Mellon designated fields of study
- any student, regardless of race or ethnicity, who has a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities in academia and who wishes to pursue research in one of the designated areas.