The Harvey Scholars are undergraduates chosen to act as leaders in the AMCS community through their involvement in program activities, scholarship, and creative endeavors (from digital or artistic productions, community outreach, to honors thesis research). In all cases Scholars represent the spirit of the AMCS Major, modelling interdisciplinary work, innovative inquiry, and collaborative enterprise. Scholars are expected not only to carry out their proposed projects, but to be highly visible participants in undergraduate community events and activities.
Eligible candidates are AMCS Majors in the Spring of their Sophomore year with a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher and in good standing with the program. The application process occurs annually, with students submitting a statement of interest Spring of Sophomore year that indicates the track they want to pursue and sketches out a potential project (see below for more details). With permission students begin the program Fall of Junior year by enrolling in the two-credit AMCS Harvey Scholar Seminar (L98 450A) led by the AMCS Director. Students are Scholars for the remainder of their time in the Major presuming continued good standing and approval of their Harvey Scholar Project Proposal submitted Spring of Junior year. Funding is available for Scholar projects.
The strongest candidates for the program have well-articulated intellectual interests and goals, maturity and self-awareness, and demonstrated commitment to the Major and to collaborative work. In addition to special opportunities to interact with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and others in the AMCS community, Scholars participate tuition-free in AMCS’s signature “On Location” travel-based seminar offered every summer.