Special Academic Programs

The Office of Special Academic Programs (OSAP) administers the (i) Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, (ii) Bowdoin Faculty Scholarship, and (iii) Joshua L. Chamberlain Scholarship. It also serves as a resource for students interested in pursuing graduate studies. Consistent with the overall policy of promoting excellence and diversity, we strive to provide the range of institutional support programs toward ensuring the recruitment and retention of students. 

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Program


Established through the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to expand the diversity of students pursuing doctoral degrees in the humanities and in selected social and natural sciences.  Learn More »

Bowdoin Faculty Scholarship

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Bowdoin Faculty Scholarship recognizes and honors students who have achieved excellence in academic work, rank high in secondary school performance, and bring special talents to enrich the College. Learn More »

Grad School 101

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The staff in the Office of Special Academic Program can provide you with useful information that can guide you through the application process. Learn More »