For Scholars & Education Leaders

Preparing tomorrow’s educators who prepare tomorrow’s leaders

Since our founding 75 years ago, Citizens & Scholars has prepared new generations of American citizenry by opening doors to higher education, supporting visionary thinkers, scholars, and teachers, and creating a thoughtful space for innovation.

We support leaders, faculty, and doctoral students who are broadening the perspectives young people need to become tomorrow’s leaders.

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Career Enhancement Fellowship

The Career Enhancement Fellows are exceptional scholars whose work broadens the range of perspectives and understandings offered on college campuses and creates opportunities for crucial new scholarly voices to be heard in disciplines and institutions.

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Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows are late-stage Ph.D. students studying how ethical and religious values shape society, including political decisions, public life, culture, history, literature, and other areas.

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Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award

The Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders are building inclusive campus communities through their teaching, scholarship, and service.

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Mellon Mays GAP

The GAP helps Mellon Mays Fellows who have recently graduated maintain their graduate school ambitions and progress towards an academic career.

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MMUF Advancement Program

Fellows are alumni of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program and gather to workshop graduate school applications, receive funding for additional research, and are supported throughout their dissertation work.

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WW Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies

Fellows are late-stage Ph.D. candidates completing original, interesting, and interdisciplinary dissertations that address issues involving women and gender.

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WW Teaching Fellowship

Fellows bring their STEM expertise to high-need classrooms across the country, receiving financial support and mentorship as they complete a specially designed master’s degree at one of the program’s partner universities.

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Diverse Leaders Crossing Divides

We invest in the most promising people across the left, right, and center who have the potential to effect transformative civic change.

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27,000 Fellows since 1945

Our Fellow community includes 16 Nobel Laureates, 22 Pulitzer Prize recipients, 27 Presidential and National Medalists, 44 MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipients, and more than 100 college and university presidents.

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