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Apply for Humanities Mellon Scholars Program

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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.

Humanities Mellon Scholars at Foothill College is designed to get you ready for transfer in two years with a strong foundation in the humanities.

Program Highlights

  • Your choice of major
  • Certificate of Achievement in Humanities
  • Faculty mentors
  • Paid internships applying your coursework
  • Bachelor's degree in four years
  • Scholarships available
  • Be part of a learning community

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 for up to 20 students a year 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.

The deadline to apply is Friday, July 14.

Visit Foothill Humanities Mellon Scholars to learn about eligibiity and how to apply.

For more information, please contact program director Dr. Falk Cammin at