photo of MMUF fellows around a seminar table

Amherst College established the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Program in January 2018 through a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to promote diversity and academic excellence in colleges and universities 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