Hunter Mellon Arts Fellowship

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Hunter Mellon Arts Fellowship

Here is the perfect call art lovers should not miss! Hunter College is proudly announcing the Hunter Mellon Arts Fellowship funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This fellowship is for talented undergraduate students from minorities historically underrepresented in the arts. This fellowship will embrace and enhance your passion for arts and open your ways towards success. Fellows should demonstrate an interest in Dance, Music, Art, Theater, and/or Art History.

The program’s goal is to provide support to the students and help them do better in their artistic careers. This fellowship is designed to provide considerable financial support to the art students who are highly passionate about their dreams. The college and foundation understand the difficulties students face while completing their higher education, and for supporting them through this journey, this program has been designed.

The Office of the Arts is located in The Zankel Arts Hub (Thomas Hunter Hall, Room 409), named in honor of the artist, arts benefactor, and alumna Judy Francis Zankel ’67. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation believes that the arts and humanities are where they express. Their complex humanity and they believe that everyone deserves the beauty, transcendence, and freedom to be found there. Through these grants, they seek to build just communities enriched by meaning and empowered by critical thinking, where ideas and imagination can thrive.

Brief Description       

Take a look at the table below for more details on fellowship:

Organization Hunter College
Educational Level College students
Subjects Arts
Amount Multiple
Access Mode Online
Number of Awards Undefined
City New York
Nationality Domestic and International
Country United States
Application Deadline  November 30, 2020
Application Fees Nil
Requirement Application, LoR


Who May Be Eligible?

Here are the requirements you need to follow to be eligible for the program:

  • Candidates for this program will be outstanding undergraduate students who demonstrated interest in Dance, Music, Art, Theater, and/or Art History.
  • Fellows must be in their Junior year as of Spring 2021 (earned 60-85 credits).
  • Candidates should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be a member of an underrepresented racial/ethnic group.

How to Apply

Only the eligible candidates should begin with the application process. Fellows should apply through an online application form. Please submit all the required details and materials to be considered for the fellowship. Candidates must maintain the authenticity of the information they are providing. Letters of Recommendation should be emailed to at the time of your application submission. No late submissions will be accepted.

Supporting Documents

  • All applications must be accompanied by a nominating recommendation letter from a Hunter College faculty member. Faculty members must write a letter on your behalf, indicating why you are ideal for the fellowship program.
  • An online application must be submitted.


Once accepted, fellows will participate in full-time internships (35 hours/week) at arts organizations during the summer after their junior year. A stipend of $5,600 will support them for their ten-week internship period. Hunter Mellon Arts Fellows will also receive extensive professional development training, monthly workshops with leaders in the arts, invitations to arts events and performances (both live and remote), as well as support for applying for graduate study.

Application Deadline

Applications will close on November 30, 2020. No late or incomplete applications will be accepted. Please begin your application as soon as possible.

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