photo of MMUF fellows meeting with President Martin

Amherst College established the MMUF Program in 2017 through a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to promote diversity and academic excellence in colleges and university across the United States. The main idea behind this initiative is to create a supportive academic environment in which five talented undergraduate students are recruited and provided academic training, financial support, and faculty mentoring designed to better prepare them for scholarship and teaching. All students are welcome to apply for MMUF, though applications are particularly encouraged from African-Americans, Latinos and Latinas, Native Americans, and other under­represented minorities (URM).

Prospective Candidates: Learn more about the MMUF Program