This means you are one of the Top Students Accepted to Cornell's College of Engineering, and they really, really want you to attend!!!
Your Stats must be Awesome!!!
"Receiving this honor places students in a select, exceptional group of past and present student engineers ....."
You will be given a scholarship if you have demonstrated financial need.
Even though Cornell dosn't give Merit Scholarships, this is the closest they get.
Every McMullin Deans Scholar receives a "Book Allowance Award" for four years. (This year it's $300/ semester)
Also there are special events the McMullin Scholars are invited to.
A welcome reception with the Dean of the Engineering College and Faculty at the start of the Semester, for example.
Heres text from the Web Page that Describes it.
McMullen Dean’s Scholarship
The John McMullen Dean’s Scholarship is the most prestigious award in the College of Engineering. It recognizes undergraduate students with outstanding achievements inside and outside of the classroom and indicates our confidence that you have an exceptionally bright future at Cornell and in engineering.
And a link to that Page: http://www.engineering.cornell.edu/p...ial-awards.cfm
With a screen name like "Towerpumpkin" I'd bet you have already decided to Attend Cornell.
When you get to Campus, Check out the Cornell Campus Book Store.
They sell Wooden Models of the Library Tower (Complete with tiny removable wooden Pumpkin)
The Cornell Outdoor Education Program has a 65' Libe Tower as part of the Hoffman Challenge Course.
Link to Cornell Outdoor Education "High Course" http://www.coe.cornell.edu/goto.jsp?...=TB%2010-13-04
Perhaps this was where the training for putting the Pumpkin on the Tower took place??