Mellon Scholars Program

CCBC offers students interested in the humanities a unique opportunity for an enriched, dynamic academic experience in partnership with Johns Hopkins University.

Honors Program students who participate in the full Humanities for All program within a given academic year, including a lecture each semester and a half-day symposium, earn a $750 stipend upon completion. At least 35 students will be selected for program for the academic year. You may apply for consideration as a Mellon Scholar.

Eligibility

Eligibility criteria include the following:
  • Member of the Honors program 
  • At least 12 credit hours of completed coursework
  • Submission of application, transcript, faculty recommendation and essay. Your application packet can be emailed to Nicole Daniels at ndaniels@ccbcmd.edu or submitted in person.
  • Apply by November 10 (annual deadline)

How it works

Students selected to participate in the Mellon Scholar Program must complete the following to earn a $750 stipend:
  • Attendance at Mellon Scholars’ lecture series event each semester
  • Participation in half-day symposium
Once verified, you will receive attendance credit toward the stipend. You will also receive a certificate of completion as a Mellon Scholar at the end of the academic year.

Additional activities

Mellon Scholars Lecture Series

Each semester, the Mellon Scholars Lectures Series will hold specifically designated topical lectures. While CCBC may hold other lectures, only attendance at the Mellon Scholars designated lectures will be included in meeting the attendance requirement to earn the $750 stipend. The visiting Johns Hopkins University faculty member will give a 45-minute talk with questions to broaden perspective and understanding of what it means to be a Humanities scholar.

For more information, contact Nicole Daniels, Honors Program Coordinator, by emailing ndaniels@ccbcmd.edu.

Mellon Scholars summer research experience

CCBC Honors Program students are eligible to apply for the selective Mellon Scholar Summer Research Experience, a 10-week paid residential program at the JHU Homewood campus.

For more information, contact Nicole Daniels, Honors Program Coordinator, by emailing ndaniels@ccbcmd.edu.

Mellon Grant Symposium

The Community College of Baltimore County and Johns Hopkins University (JHU) will alternate hosting a half-day symposium at the end of each semester. The mini-symposium focuses on a topic by scholars from the JHU community who infuse their own research and experiences into the conversation.

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