How are recipients chosen?
Proposals are reviewed by two professors from the mentor's College. Proposals are ranked within their college and are not compared to students in other colleges. Scores are based on the following criteria:
- Is the proposal well-developed and articulated?
- Does the stated hypothesis or creative focus have merit, or in other words, are the questions and focus valid and significant and will the work be a contribution to the student's discipline/area of study?
- Is the methodology appropriate to the hypothesis and/or creative focus?
- What is the applicant's potential for accomplishing the proposed project or expectation that the applicant is capable of successfully completing it? How strong does the mentoring relationship appear to be?