“It’s Not Enough to Increase Access”

Professor Jallicia Jolly

How the MMUF Positions Students for Careers as Professors

MMUF grant alums go on to diversify institutions of higher education—not only by their presence but also by contributing to scholarship in which certain voices have been historically silenced.

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Next Stop: Ph.D.

Manuel Rodriguez

2021 News Story

The classes of 2020 and 2021 include Amherst’s first cohorts of Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows. Three of these young alumni are on their way into Ph.D. programs.

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Cy Nguyen ’21 Receives Critical Language Scholarship

A photo of Cy Nguyen

OCTOBER 2020 — Senior Fellow Cy Nguyen was selected for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) as part of her continuing studies in Sociology, as well as her research in Demography in east Asia:

“The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

Each summer, CLS provides rigorous academic instruction in fifteen languages that are critical to America’s national security and economic prosperity. CLS participants are citizen ambassadors, sharing American values and promoting American influence abroad.”

“We Already Know What They’re Going to Do: They’re Going to Shine”

2020 News Story

MMUF students and young alumni are thinking and thriving, and changing Amherst in the process.

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Chimaway Lopez


Read a 2019 Amherst magazine story about the MMUF is recruiting and mentoring Amherst students to become college professors.