Overview of the Process at Swarthmore
- Early each Spring term, faculty are invited to nominate a student who may have the potential to become a college professor.
- Student nominees are then informed about how to proceed with the process.
- Interviews with coordinators follow and nominees decide whether to proceed.
- Required application material for dossiers include 2 letters from faculty, a personal statement, and a listing of relevant activities.
- Selection Committee meets late in April to choose 5 new MMUFs.
- Academic promise.
- Interest in pursuing an academic career in Mellon-designated fields of study.
- Potential for serving as a mentor and teacher for a wide variety of students.
- Race and ethnicity (in relation to under-representation in Mellon-designated fields of study).
- Demonstrated commitment to increasing opportunities for underrepresented minorities, breaking down stereotypes, increasing cross-racial and ethnic understanding, and enabling others to better understand persons of different races and ethnicities.
- Commitment to participating fully and enthusiastically in all aspects of the MMUF program, including attendance at conferences and meetings.
- Status as a US citizen.
For More Information
Please contact the program coordinators.