Yes! Support, funding, workshops, and networking opportunities continue even after Mellon Mays fellows complete their undergraduate degrees. Membership in the national Mellon Mays program provides benefits, membership and encouragement throughout a former fellow’s academic career. We like to say, “Once a Mellon, always a Mellon!”
Each year, the Mellon Foundation sends a short survey to all Mellon Mays fellows. Completing the survey each year and keeping email addresses up-to-date with the foundation ensures that fellows receive notices about special events and grants available as they continue their academic careers.
Loan Repayment Program
After successful completion of their undergraduate program, fellows are eligible for up to $10,000 of undergraduate loan repayment. Fellows must enter a Ph.D. program in a Mellon-approved field within 39 months of graduation from UC Riverside. Undergraduate loans are repaid in lump sum installments over the course of the fellow’s graduate studies. Recent graduates are advised to stay in touch with UCR coordinators and to keep the program updated on their status. Questions about loan repayment should be directed to the Administrative Coordinator: email@example.com
Mellon Mays Gap Assistance Program
MMGAP is a set of post-baccalaureate resources and events for Fellows taking a gap year and preparing to apply to Mellon-approved doctoral programs in six or 12 months. This transitional program is a bridge between the fantastic support Fellows receive in their undergraduate programs and the myriad funding and development opportunities that Woodrow Wilson and SSRC offer to graduate students and PhDs.