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Humanities Mellon Scholars Program


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Congratulations, Mellon Scholar class of 2020-2021

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graduation ceremony

What is the Humanities Mellon Scholars Program?

This program is a transfer support program for students interested in building a strong foundation in the humanities to support the major of their choice.  The Humanities Mellon Scholars Program is a learning community intended to expose a more diverse population of students to the advantages of a humanities-infused education.

As a Humanities Mellon Scholar at Foothill College, you will earn a Certificate of Achievement in Humanities, complete university transfer requirements and take courses that fulfill the degree requirements of your major.

In addition, the program offers each participating student

  • A designated faculty advisor
  • Paid internship for up to four academic quarters
  • Financial help for textbooks and other course material
  • Invitations to workshops and social events

Our Transfer Support Program

The program helps and guides you to meet the eligibility requirements for transfer into the University of California and California State University systems.

It also guarantees admission to the University of San Francisco (USF), providing you meet eligibility requirements.  Each student who transfers will 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.

For more information on transfer requirements, please contact Cathy Denver at


For more information

Questions? Please contact Dr. Falk Cammin, Program Director,  at or 650.949.7442.  The Program Coordinator, Charlie McKellar, can be reached at or 408.318.3860

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.

We are accepting applications for Winter 2022!

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Apply for Winter 2022

We are now accepting applications for Winter quarter admission. The deadline for Winter 2022 is November 12th


For more information, please register for one of our zoom information sessions.

 Session 1 is on Monday, November 8th from 12 pm to 1 pm


Session 2 is on Tuesday, November 9th from 6 pm to 7 pm.  


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