Through biweekly meetings and extra humanities enrichment activities, these students will be exposed to modes of critical and creative thinking, various historical and cultural perspectives, good writing and presentations, and aesthetic appreciation. They will also further develop their research skills, communication, collaboration, project management, and digital literacy skills. Students selected for this group will collaborate within academic and student affairs to create projects which will be usable for the individual student and the college-wide community. With the student at the center, this group will determine what they need to succeed to towards graduation and their future careers. They will work within their major, select humanities based activities (co-curricular), be advised by peers (vice-versa), graduate fellows, and faculty mentors to engage in a project that will advance them towards baccalaureate and graduate degrees but also towards their future careers. In addition, they will work within student affairs to share their exploration with the LaGuardia community. LaGuardia Mellon Humanities Scholars will be given a $1,000 stipend, divided into three payments given during the Fall Session I, Fall Session II, and Spring Session I during the 2017-2018 academic year. They will also get free tickets to a few cultural enrichment activities, and metro tickets to attend special events.
LaGuardia Mellon Humanities Scholars will be expected to attend biweekly meetings on Tuesday evenings, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The dates are: September 11, September 25, October 9, October 23, November 6, November 20, December 4, January 8, January 22, February 5, March 5, March 19, April 2, April 16, April 30, and May 14. There will also be several cultural enrichment activities (such as trips to a theater or a museum) that will be scheduled outside of these times. LaGuardia Mellon Humanities Scholars will be expected to attend at least two of these enrichment activities.
Applications are due by Friday, May 25, 2018.