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 Junior 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 Junior 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 Senior year by enrolling in the two-credit AMCS Harvey Scholar Seminar (L98 450A). Students are Scholars for the remainder of their time in the Major presuming continued good standing. Funding is available for Scholar projects upon approval of request for funding.
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 other summer.
Harvey Scholar Tracks
- Digital and Media Projects Track
- Creative Arts Track
- Community Engagement Track
- Teaching Track: L98 256: Interdisciplinary Workshop in AMCS