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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholars Program in the Arts and Humanities

Welcome to the application section for the Mellon Scholars Program! Please read through all the instructions, then complete the application and submit the following materials. 1. One recommendation from a Hope faculty member who can accurately evaluate your qualifications.

When you request your recommendation, you may send your professor the following link to access the recommendation form.

A sample of your best academic writing. A project of any length that best represents your skills or potential as a researcher in the arts and humanities.

Optional: Samples of your digital work. If you wish, you may also upload or provide a link to a sample of your work with digital technology or new media. When you have prepared item #2 (and #3, if desired), you may complete the following form. For technical questions about the application submission, contact Reagan Chesnut,, or at X7600. If you have questions about the content of your application, contact Professor Anne Heath,

1Hope Username:
1Hope Password:
Student ID #:
Hope Email:
Current GPA:
Class year (first-year or sophomore)
Please copy and paste your transcript information* for all semesters you have completed at Hope:
Major (if undeclared, list probable major):
Additional major:

Briefly describe how participation in this program would advance your academic and/or career goals. (250 words):

Briefly describe, if applicable, your experience with or interest in using digital technologies for research. (150 words)

Upload a sample of your best academic writing:

Upload a sample of Digital Work (Optional):

*How to access your unofficial transcript:

1. Go to KnowHope
2. Click on "Enter Secure Area" and enter your ID# and PIN
3. Click on "Registrar and Student Accounts
4. Click on "Student Records"
5. Click on "Academic Transcript"
6. Click on "Submit"--no need to change any of the settings
7. Copy and paste your fall courses and grades into the box provided