Recommender Form

Complete applications include two letters of recommendation (at least one from a faculty member).

Recommender Form. The due date for the Recommender Form is February 15, 2022 by 5:00pm PST.

Applicants: Download, print and complete the top section of the Recommender Form (above), and then submit the form to a faculty or staff member at the Claremont Colleges who are familiar with your academic work and your personal qualifications for the program for which you are applying.  You should also supply your recommender with a copy of your application and essays for the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program at the Claremont Colleges.  Please note that at least one of your recommendations must come from a faculty member.

Recommenders:  We are interested in your candid appraisal of the student and the student’s commitment to the goals of the MMUF Program.  The criteria to be weighed in selecting students for the MMUF program are as follows: (1) academic promise; (2) aspirations and potential for a faculty career in core Mellon Fields of study (see eligible list at; (3) potential for academic leadership and serving as a mentor for African American, Latina/o, and Native American students; (4) Background or experience living or working with African American, Latina/o, and Native American communities; (5) demonstrated  commitment to understanding the barriers faced by underrepresented students, breaking down stereotypes, and increasing understanding across racial and ethnic groups; and (6) stated commitment to participating fully in all aspects of the MMUF program, including participate in the weekly classes/meetings, monthly events, attendance at conferences and meetings, and meetings with a faculty mentor

You may also email this form and your letter of recommendation to Please note in the subject line, “Letter of Recommendation for” and insert the applicant’s name.

If you have any questions, please contact .