The Mellon Public Humanities and Social Justice Scholars Program seeks highly motivated undergraduate students majoring or minoring in a humanities discipline who wish to undertake a semester-long research project with a Hunter faculty mentor, followed by a semester-long public outreach project involving connection to individuals or groups outside of academia. The research or the outreach should, but is not required, to have a social justice orientation. All students who apply should have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement or potential in their classes. Applications must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a Hunter faculty member.
All currently enrolled students who have earned over 60 credits at the time of application are eligible to apply; students must have earned at least 15 credits in Hunter classes and must have earned 75 credits by the time they begin the program. The program is for students who will be registered in classes, either part-time or full-time, during the 2024-25 academic year. Students who will have graduated before May 2025 are not eligible.
There is no minimum GPA requirement. GPA will be one of several criteria taken into consideration by faculty evaluators.
The program begins in August and lasts through the academic year.
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