Carnegie Mellon University

Requirements for Jennings Brave Companions Award

If awarded a Jennings Brave Companions Scholarship, please read the requirements below before accepting your award.  Students will be subject to ALL requirements below:

- Your abroad experience must be at least 4 weeks (28 days or more) in the summer after sophomore or junior year.

-All Jennings students must attend a predeparture orientation sponsored by the Office of International Education (OIE), under Before You Go.

Awardees must:

  • submit the details of their program and their costs to the URO
  • meet with Stephanie Wallach, Assistant Vice Provost by March 30th 
  • submit a preliminary SURG paragraph - NOT a Proposal - in coordination with their meeting with Dr. Wallach
  • submit a final SURG proposal in October, after meeting with Dr. Wallach
  • complete a study abroad based research project by the Spring semester
  • present at the annual research symposium, Meeting of the Minds, in May after their abroad experience; awardees must attend the current year’s Meeting of the Minds.
  • keep a blog of their experience and reflections while abroad. A link to the blog will be made available on the URO website.
  • participate in various events sponsored by the Office of International Education (OIE) and the Undergraduate Research Office (URO)
  • sign a Letter of Agreement and submit it to the URO

Every Jennings recipient must submit a preliminary paragraph outlining a potential research project by mid April, followed by a final proposal in October.   Please make an appointment by March 30th to discuss potential research projects with Dr. Stephanie Wallach.  This sets the stage for a more robust SURG (Small Undergraduate Research Grant) for materials and supplies (up to $500) that will be due in October.  (NOTE:  A SURG Proposal is a requirement whether or not there are SURG funds required for your project.)   

We will also be in touch with you to write a note to Larry Jennings and his family in the Fall, for their generosity in establishing this fund.  Mr.  Jennings may also want to meet with you, as he comes to campus often and serves as a Trustee.