The Mellon Scholars Program gives students the resources and support to develop individual research or creative projects and the tools to transfer them to a digital platform.

If you’re a student with a passion for an area of the arts and humanities and want to spend your time at Hope College immersing yourself in what you most love to study, then you’ll find a home in the Mellon Scholars Program.

This three-year academic program selects highly motivated students to develop their passions for the arts and humanities into original research, creative production and public scholarship through faculty mentoring, new media training and summer research fellowships.

The Mellon Scholars is a community of students and faculty mentors who benefit from the program’s resources that support:

  • Acquiring skills in new media
  • Project management
  • Original research
  • Travel to conferences and archives across the county and around the world

If you have any questions about the Mellon Scholars Program, please contact William Pannapacker.

“The Mellon Scholars Program provides students with a community of fellow students who are equally as passionate and excited about the arts and humanities as they are.”

—Grace Hulderman

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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation endeavors to strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse and democratic societies.

Mission statement of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation