MMUF Fellows entering Ph.D. programs in Mellon Designated Fields within 39 months of graduation from their undergraduate institution are eligible for repayment of their undergraduate loans up to a maximum of $10,000. MFAs may be eligible for up to $5,000 in loan repayment. Only undergraduate debt accrued through Perkins, Stafford, or college loan programs qualify for repayment.

Conditions of Loan Repayment (Please read carefully)

Fellows in the UNCF/Mellon Undergraduate Fellowship Program are eligible to have repaid up to $10,000.00 of their undergraduate educational loans under the following conditions:

The fellow is pursuing full-time graduate work toward the Ph.D. degree in one of the following fields:

  • Anthropology and Archaeology
  • Area/Cultural/Ethnic/Gender Studies
  • Art History
  • Classics, Computer Science
  • Geography and Population Studies
  • Earth/Environmental/Geological Science and Ecology
  • English
  • Film
  • Cinema and Media Studies (theoretical focus)
  • Musicology and Ethnomusicology
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Oceanographic/Marine/Atmospheric/Planetary Science
  • Performance Studies (theoretical focus)
  • Philosophy and Political Theory
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Religion and Theology
  • Sociology
  • Theater (non-performance focus)

The fellow must enter graduate school no later than 39 months after receiving the undergraduate degree.

Please select this link for more information and an application.