Special Academic Programs

The Office of Special Academic Programs (OSAP) administers the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, and Graduate School preparation. It also serves as a resource for Bowdoin Faculty Scholars, and Joshua L. Chamberlain Scholars. 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 Fellowship 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 and Joshua L. Chamberlain Scholarships

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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 »

Graduate School Preparation

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 »