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Nov. 8: Carnegie Mellon Students To Be Honored By ARCS® Foundation at Scholar Awards Dinner

Contacts:

Chriss Swaney                        
Carnegie Mellon                     
412-268-5776                  

Or             

Sue Harter                           
ARCS® Foundation                   
412-963-0659                

Carnegie Mellon Students To Be Honored
By ARCS® Foundation at Scholar Awards Dinner

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh chapter of the ARCS® Foundation, Inc. (Achievement Rewards for College Students) will award $70,000 as this year's portion of a $230,000 funding commitment to 14 outstanding American doctoral students majoring in science and engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, seven of whom are receiving the funding for the first year. The presentations will be made at an awards dinner at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Ave., in Oakland.

ARCSThe gala event will feature keynote speaker Andrew Moore, director of Google's Pittsburgh engineering office. The following seven scholars are receiving the first year of their ARCS Foundation funding.

Each ARCS  Foundation scholar from the Pittsburgh chapter receives $5,000 in support per year for three years, or until completion of  the recipient's doctoral degree program. The event is sponsored by Bank of New York Mellon, Intel Research Pittsburgh and Medrad Inc.   

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