Carnegie Mellon University


Administration. The administration of the program (including the selection process) will be handled through the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs.

Community Impact Component. As Fifth Year Scholars are exemplary students who are active in the campus community and because the scholarship provides them with a unique opportunity for study and exploration, it is expected that scholars will impact the university through activities or a project designed to benefit the campus community.  While specific kinds or types of involvement will not be dictated, there is a strong expectation that candidates for the scholarship program will articulate a project, program or series of activities of use or compelling interest to fellow students and other campus community members.

Community and Academic Integrity Standards.  Scholars found in violation of Community or Academic Integrity standards of the university will result a review and a likely revocation of the scholarship.

Evaluation. An evaluation of the program will be conducted every other year with administrative support from the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs.  The evaluation process will include assessments by academic and non-academic administrators and staff, faculty, and students (scholars and non-scholars).  The evaluation will be used in making enhancement in the administration of the program and in ultimately determining whether or not to continue the program.

Housing. Scholars will not be eligible for on-campus housing in keeping with the high priority placed on assigning all first-year students spaces on campus.  The scholars will be eligible for off-campus university housing.  Students will be offered all other university student services.

Organization. The scholars group will be established as an informal, unrecognized student organization that will include the scholars in the actual program and those selected but still completing their final year of regular study.  This group will be expected to conduct some activities of an educational or developmental nature for their fellow students and other members of the campus community, including active participation in recruitment and selection of the next class of scholars. (For example, a series of lectures or cultural activities).