Carnegie Mellon University
October 16, 2017

MCS Andrew Carnegie Society Scholars Announced

By Emily Payne

Jocelyn Duffy

Five Mellon College of Science seniors have been selected to represent MCS as the 2017-18 Andrew Carnegie Society (ACS) Scholars. Congratulations to Apeksha Atal, Christina Cabana, Katie Hanson, Zachary Singer and Riley Xu on being selected for this honor. 

ACS Scholars are undergraduate seniors who embody Carnegie Mellon's high standards of academic excellence, volunteerism, leadership and involvement in student organizations, athletics or the arts. Each year, 40 seniors are selected by their deans and department heads to represent their class in service and leadership.

The ACS Scholars program was launched in 1975 and has recognized over 1,000 students to date. Each ACS Scholar receives a monetary award — made possible by the generosity of Andrew Carnegie Society members — to support their academic and personal growth.

ACS Scholars also work together to present a gift back to the university community. Through this opportunity, the students experience the joy of philanthropy firsthand.