The LaGuardia Mellon Humanities Scholars program enriches LaGuardia students’ understanding of the Humanities, and helps them build academic and career pathways in the Humanities. Through biweekly meetings and additional humanities enrichment activities, the Humanities Scholars are exposed to modes of critical and creative thinking, various historical and cultural perspectives, and aesthetic appreciation. They will also further develop their skills in research, oral and written communication, collaboration, project management, and digital literacy.
Each LaGuardia Mellon Humanities Scholar designs and creates a year-long project that is meaningful for the individual student, their scholarship, their career aspirations, and the wider community. With the student at the center, this program supports Scholars – through their program, their major courses, and humanities enrichment activities throughout New York City – to succeed to towards graduation and their future careers. Along the way, they are advised by peers (vice-versa), graduate fellows, and faculty or professional mentors to engage in a project that will advance their interests, progress to degree, and their career goals. This project-based work culminates in a student-curated exhibition of their projects around the year’s theme.