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Humanities Mellon Scholars

Program Details

Faculty Mentorship

As a Humanities Mellon Scholar, you will have a designated faculty mentor to help guide you through your first two years of college.  Your mentor will meet with you individually twice every quarter.

Learning Community

You will take the five courses that lead to the Certificate of Achievement in Humanities as a member of a learning community, allowing you to enjoy the social camaraderie and a network of support among classmates while you sharpen your study skills. 

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Cohort Courses

The five cohort courses in chronological order are:

  • HUMN 1:  Cultures, Civilizations and Ideas:  The Ancient World
  • HUMN 3:  World Myths in Literature, Arts and Film
  • HUMN 7:  Global Religions-Contemporary Practices & Perspectives
  • HUMN 5:  Cultures, Civilizations and Ideas:  The Modern World
  • HUMN 4:  Trauma and the Arts

See our Humanities Department website for detailed course descriptions.

Textbooks for HUMN courses are free of cost to all Humanities Mellon Scholars.

Paid Internships

Apply what you have learned in your classes in paid internships.  Internships are a great way to obtain valuable work experience, make connections with leaders in art and community organizations, diversify your portfolio and built a stronger transfer application.

See more information about our internships

Program Eligibility Requirements

  • Your GPA must be 2.4 or higher.
  • High School degree or equivalency

Off-Campus Group Activities

Additional activities — such the Foothill De Anza Mellon Scholars Student Conference, the USF Humanities Symposium and USF campus visits — will help you further refine your academic skills and goals.

Guaranteed Admission to the University of San Francisco (USF)

See more information about guaranteed admission to USF

 Applications for Fall 2021 are being accepted through June 12

 CLICK HERE to apply

Apply for Fall 2021

Applications for Fall 2021 are now being accepted through July 17th


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Want to learn more?  We have 2 more information sessions - we hope you attend!

 Information session #1

12 to 1 pm, Friday June 4th. 

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Information session #2

6 to 7 pm, Wednesday, June 9th.

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Please contact us!

Humanities Mellon Scholars Program Director