Apply for the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

The MMUF is a national program supporting underrepresented students as they work toward applying to graduate school in a range of fields in the humanities and social sciences.

The program provides summer and academic year fundingmentorship, and a community of students of similar backgrounds who are all striving toward the same goals of earning a Ph.D.

To learn more…

  • Check out the slides from our October info session (link)
  • Read more details the MMUF national website (link)
  • Connect with MMUF Faculty Coordinator, Prof. Tushar Irani (
  • Connect with MMUF Administrative Coordinator, Dean April Ruiz (

Applications include:

  • An application form (link below)
  • A statement (no more than 1000 words) describing your academic and research interests:
  • How have you selected your major, and which courses or academic activities have served as a foundation for your interests?
  • Which topic(s) or question(s) might you want to pursue through a research project? And what early ideas do you have about how you might develop your research plan? (You do not need to have a fully formed research proposal!)
  • Please also share something about your future goals for graduate study and an academic career.
  • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member who can speak to your academic work and interests, and your possible pathway to graduate school. (Additional letters are not required.)
  • An interview. (Students will be invited to interview after the application deadline.)
A note about eligibility:
  • The MMUF program is a national program within the USA, and eligibility is limited to US citizens and permanent residents
  • If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident and you’d like information about other scholarships and opportunities, please email Dean April Ruiz (, who can pass along a list and also names of other folks on campus who can advise you on this path.

Applications and recommendations are due Sunday, February 5

Course Withdrawal Deadline 12/2

The deadline to withdraw from full-semester and second-quarter classes for the Fall 2022 semester is Friday, December 2, at 5:00 p.m EST.

If you need to withdraw from a course, please send a group email to the instructor, your faculty advisor, and your class dean, and attach a withdrawal form.

If you are thinking about withdrawing from a course:

  • Do use this time to talk to your professors, your advisors, and your class dean about your concerns.
  • Do make sure you are taking advantage of all the resources available to you.
  • Do not wait until Friday at 4:00 p.m. to seek advice from your instructor, advisor, or dean because you probably won’t hear back from them until after the deadline has passed.

Shu Tokita Prize for Students of Color Studying Literature: Application Deadline 12/5

Application Deadline: Monday, December 5, 2022

The Shu Tokita ’84 Prize is awarded to a student of color majoring in literature, in area studies, or a language major with a focus on literature that demonstrates the need for substantial financial assistance. The friends and family of Shu Tokita established the prize in memory of his passing from leukemia, five years after graduating from Wesleyan. For him, literature was a pursuit that spoke to his life, one from which he drew both insight and strength. The award focuses on supporting students of color, for whom the study of literature is often considered a luxury. Awarded to one or two sophomores and/or juniors who demonstrate a clear commitment to literature, the prize is usually $1,500 per year for the remainder of their time at Wesleyan.

For more information and application instructions please visit:

Wesleyan Women in Science Headshot Event 12/2

Need a new headshot? Or need to learn how to build your resume? Join us this Friday, Dec 2 in the Gordon Career Center! We’ll be taking your headshots and GCC staff will be hosting a resume workshop, all to help you build the perfect resume! We’ll be at the GCC from 12-1 pm. 

Holiday Resource Drive at The Resource Center 11/28-12/2

This holiday season, the Sustainability Office, in collaboration with The Resource Center, is collecting donations for climate-related disaster resources for Amazing Grace in Middletown. Any extra supplies from your dorm or home would be greatly appreciated!

Items needed:

Socks, Gloves, Warm blankets, Bandages, Protein bars, Heavy Duty Ziploc bags, Soup/Noodle Cups, Good quality water bottles, and Plastic grocery bags.

Please come to the porch of 167 High Street or the entrance of Weshop to drop off supplies!

Introduction to Mindfulness: CSPLZ Winter Session

Introduction to Mindfulness: CSPLZ Winter Session
0.50 credit
January 10 – 23, 2023

During this course, students will be introduced to various techniques of mindfulness practice and awareness, including sitting meditation and yoga. These modalities are designed to aid in stress and anxiety reduction and, when practiced diligently, may also offer opportunities for greater self-awareness and personal development. The goal is to give students not only a peer community but also a contemplative and metacognative toolbox that is portable, replicable, and sustainable. Students will gain an understanding of the roles these practices can play in leading a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life.

  • An opportunity to learn mindfulness techniques like yoga and meditation in a peer community setting 
  • Experiential learning in a retreat-style environment
  • An opportunity to develop a contemplative and metacognitive toolbox that is portable, replicable, and sustainable. 
  • Students will gain an understanding of the role mindfulness can play in leading a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life.

Wesleyan Winter Session Registration which is on a rolling basis: