Who is eligible to become a Mellon Fellow?

To apply to the Mellon GSEF Program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a full-time Beloit College student
  • Have Junior standing in fall of the next academic year with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Have a strong desire to pursue a doctoral degree in the humanities or social sciences(we cannot support STEM fields with this program)

And meet one of the following requirements:

  • First generation college student
  • Meet the federal low-income guidelines
  • Identify as a member of an underrepresented group in graduate education
  • Followed a non-traditional pathway to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity
  • Demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy

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