…a person with great intellectual & academic promise?

…a student who enjoys research?

…a member of an under-represented group or have you demonstrated commitment to understanding barriers faced by under-represented groups?

…interested in pursuing graduate studies in one of the selected group of Mellon-designated fields in the humanities or social sciences?

…thinking about obtaining a PhD and teaching or conducting research at the college or university level?


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Minimum 3.3 GPA.
  • US citizens, Permanent Resident Visa holders or Undocumented (DACA and AB540) students are eligible to apply.
  • A UCR continuing student or eligible transfer student with a pending application to UCR.
  • Second year students with “Sophomore standing” (on track to complete 90 units by the end of Spring quarter). NOTE: For this two-year program, students must be planning to spend at least two more years at UC Riverside. Juniors who will be at UCR for two more years may be eligible to apply. We do NOT encourage students to stay a fifth year in order to participate in the program.
  • Interest in pursuing graduate studies in one of the Mellon-eligible fields.