Humanities Mellon Scholars Program
Nicole Gonzales Howell, Mellon Scholar Coordinator
Applications are available only to current Foothill and De Anza Humanities Mellon Scholars. To transfer to USF, complete the USF application.
To transfer as a Mellon Scholars you should complete the following in order to have enough credit to graduate in 2 years from USF:
Minimum 2.7 GPA
Foothill students must have eligibility for ENGL 110, ENGL 1A, ESL 25 or ESL 26 and MATH 105.
De Anza students must demonstrate eligibility for LART 211, READ 211 + EWT 211, ESL 5 or ESL 6 and MATH 114 based on the regular college placement assessment.
The equivalent of 64 semester units (96 quarter units) comprised of the following:
A combination of 30 semester units (45 quarter units):
A combination of 14 semester units (21 quarter units):
8 additional semester units (12 quarter units):
Courses in the core or major as pre-approved by USF departments. Current pre-approved pathways:
2 semester units (18 quarter units)
Complete up to level three in language equivalency as evaluated by USF, or additional courses towards the major pre-approved by USF departments.
You can apply before completing all required coursework, however, you will need to complete 96 quarter units of required/approved coursework before starting at USF.
See our Transfer Applicants page for more information on non-Mellon transfer requirements.
Once a Mellon Scholar applies to USF they will receive a full financial package within 2 weeks. USF scholarships are merit based and are often awarded to students with a 3.25 GPA or higher. Need based financial aid is considered through FAFSA.
Most community college courses are considered for credit, however, vocational and remedial courses units are not accepted and there is a cap on how many P.E. units can be applied.
Not necessarily, USF evaluates all courses taken in house.
In general it’s best to start with the program you’re interested in, but can also contact the Mellon Scholar Coordinator to get more information.