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2015 Andrew Carnegie Society Scholars Program

The Andrew Carnegie Society at Carnegie Mellon University has announced the 2014-2015 academic school year winners of the Andrew Carnegie Society Scholars program.

Every year, 40 Andrew Carnegie Society (ACS) Scholars are selected for this honor by their deans and department heads. Each scholar is an undergraduate senior who embodies high standards of academic excellence combined with multi-dimensional characteristics such as volunteerism, involvement in student organizations, participation in sports or the arts and leadership. This year's honorees include several students at the Tepper School of Business who are majoring in business administration and economics.

Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Andrew Carnegie Scholars who study at the Tepper School:

Greg Foster
Business Administration
Coral Springs, Florida

Nicholas Gardiner
Business Administration
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Stanley Krasner
Economics & Mathematical Sciences
Brooklyn, New York

About the Scholars Program

The ACS Scholars program was initiated in 1975 to recognize academically promising Carnegie Mellon students who would later become outstanding members of their communities. To date, over 1,000 students have received this honor, worth more than $1.5 million.

Each scholar receives an award of $1,500 to support their academic and personal growth. Additionally, the award recipients are given the responsibility of working together through a grant application and review process committee to re-invest a pool of funds into the Carnegie Mellon community by supporting recognized student organizations. The scholars receive grant applications from recognized student organizations on campus. The ACS hopes to educate and empower these top students by providing this opportunity to experience the joy of philanthropy firsthand.

To inform their decision-making process, students participate in various philanthropic educational programs led by the Andrew Carnegie Society board committee volunteers: Donald P. Coffelt, CIT ’08; Mary Louise Lehoczky, ACS Scholars committee chair; Bryon P. Krug, CIT ’98; and Edward J. Schmitz, HNZ ’75.

From the approximately 15 grant applications, $5,000 is awarded to select student groups at varying funding levels. Student organizations are encouraged to apply each year on the basis of their potential for improving the Carnegie Mellon community. A full listing of recipients is available on Carnegie Mellon's website.

About the Andrew Carnegie Society

The Andrew Carnegie Society (ACS) is a group of over 3,100 dedicated alumni, parents and staff who contribute $1,000 or more annually to support Carnegie Mellon University. Led by a 15-member volunteer working board, their mission is to recognize annual leadership giving to the university while growing and sustaining annual gifts through education and engagement. ACS members make an incredible impact through our philanthropy and volunteerism and hope to inspire future Carnegie Mellon alumni to do the same through their support of this program.