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J. McMullen Dean's Scholarship

towerpumpkintowerpumpkin Registered User Posts: 1,660 Senior Member
edited December 2004 in Cornell University
I just got a letter saying I was selected as one of these scholars. Anyone have any information about this?
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Replies to: J. McMullen Dean's Scholarship

  • richs73casrichs73cas Registered User Posts: 901 Member
    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:

    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"

    Perhaps this was where the training for putting the Pumpkin on the Tower took place??

    Again Congratulations!!!
  • towerpumpkintowerpumpkin Registered User Posts: 1,660 Senior Member
  • HBehnkeHBehnke Registered User Posts: 62 Junior Member
    congrats dude.
  • NeutralNeutral Registered User Posts: 133 Junior Member
    I'm a Dean's Scholar too. You basically get to meet the Dean during freshmen year and have your picture taken with him and get a certificate. They give you a picture and mail one back home. There's about 70-80 I think, in the whole college. The main perk is extra grants if you have loans (I've heard of it replacing upwards of 10k in loans -> grant money), but as I didn't have any aid, I can't attest to how generous they actually are. Though, they DO give you 300/semester; that's not bad.

    After that, not much actually happens; you get occasional emails about events but that's about it. So I guess it's just a way to attract students they like more.
  • towerpumpkintowerpumpkin Registered User Posts: 1,660 Senior Member
    Would that be 70-80 per class or 70-80 in all 2700 students?
  • ronaldo141ronaldo141 Registered User Posts: 122 Junior Member
    what were your stats tower pumpkin? was there anything in your opinion that made you an especially outstanding engineering applicant?
  • NeutralNeutral Registered User Posts: 133 Junior Member
    70-80 per class methinks.
  • towerpumpkintowerpumpkin Registered User Posts: 1,660 Senior Member
    I really thought the legacy was what brought me in....I did research at UF in EE last year....high test scores and gpa....but other than that, nothing outstanding...maybe they liked my essays or recs or something...
  • towerpumpkintowerpumpkin Registered User Posts: 1,660 Senior Member
    Exact stats (I copied it from another thread I posted in):
    4.6W/3.9UW (4/531)
    Legacy-dad and brother
    ECs: Mu Alpha Theta Competitions, Physics Prez, Science Bowl VP, Tennis, Golf, Mormon
    Recs: Slightly above average
    Essays: Average...

    And the research I did at UF; also did some minor stuff with UCF last fall...
  • jake8717jake8717 Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
    Is the scholarship only given to the US citizens?
  • hockeygenius17hockeygenius17 Registered User Posts: 173 Junior Member
    congrats tower!
  • richs73casrichs73cas Registered User Posts: 901 Member

    Don't know about any Restrictions regarding national origin.

    In any event, it's not something you apply for seperately.
    They select McMullen Scholars from those that apply to the Engineering College.
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