What is the Humanities Mellon Scholars Program?

The Humanities Mellon Scholars program is a transfer support program and a learning community, designed for students who want to build a strong foundation in the humanities to support the major of their choice. The program is intended to expose a more diverse population of students to the advantages of a humanities-infused education.

As a Humanities Mellon Scholar at De Anza, 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 adviser
  • A paid internship for up to four academic quarters
  • Financial help for textbooks and other course material
  • Invitations to workshops and social events
  • Cohort classes

Transfer Support

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), provided that you meet eligibility requirements. Each student who transfers to USF 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. 

To learn more about transfer requirements, Mellon Scholars are welcome to contact academic counselor Pauline Wethington at

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For More Information

If you have any questions, please contact one of us!

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. 

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Apply Now!

We're accepting applications to join the progam in the 2024 fall quarter. The deadline to apply is Thursday, August 15.




Falk Cammin
Humanities Mellon Scholars Program Director


Charlie McKellar
Program Coordinator


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