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Humanities Mellon Scholars Program

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What is the Humanities Mellon Scholars Program?

This program is a transfer support program for students interested in building a  a strong foundation in the humanities to support the major of their choice.  The Humanities Mellon Scholars Program is a learning community intended to expose a more diverse population of students to the advantages of a humanities-infused education.

As a Humanities Mellon Scholar at Foothill College, you will earn a Certificate of Achievement in Humanities, complete university transfer requirements and take courses that fulfill the degree requirements of your major.

In addition, the program offers each participating student

  • A designated faculty advisor
  • Paid internship for up to four academic qarters
  • Financial help for textbooks and other course material
  • Invitations to workshops and social events

Information Sessions

Join us for an information session to learn about the program!

Wednesday, May 22:  Noon - 1 p.m. in Room 3402

Thursday, June 6: Noon - 1 p.m. in Room 3401

Our Transfer Support Program

The program prepares you to meet the eligibility requirements for transfer into the University of California and California State University systems.

It also guarantees admission to the University of San Francisco (USF), who will each be eligible for up to $20,000 in scholarships.  At USF, you can choose among specific pathways that will allow you to graduate with a bachelor's degree in two years.

Eligibility Requirements for the  Program

  • Minimum 2.4 GPA
  • Eligibility for ENGL 110 or ENGL 1S/1T or ENGL 1A or ESLL 125 & ESLL 249 and MATH 105.

If you don't meet these requirements, we  still encourage you to apply. You can be selected as a pre-Humanities Mellon Scholar, with guaranteed admission once you are eligible.

For more information

Questions? Please contact Dr. Falk Cammin, Program Director,  at or 650.949.7442.

Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this program responds to a growing need for professionals who are skilled not only in the tools of their trade but also in the habits of innovation, critical thinking and problem solving.

Fall 2019 Admission

Application Deadline: June 15, 2019

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Humanities Mellon Scholars Program Director