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The Burchard Scholars Program 

Expanding Horizons
at dinner seminars and special events
 

Students, you can apply here.

 


 

 

 

Expanding Horizons 

The Burchard Scholars Program brings together distinguished members of the faculty and promising MIT sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated excellence in some aspect of the humanities, arts, or social sciences. The format is a series of dinner-seminars with discussions on current research topics. A Burchard Scholar can be a major in any department of the Institute; no preference is given to HASS majors. All sophomores and juniors in good standing are eligible to apply. 
 

Application Information

The Burchard Scholars application must include the following materials:

  • An essay describing your most interesting day at MIT, in less than 500 words
  • Curriculum Vitae or résumé
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member who has taught you in a HASS course
  • List of HASS classes you have taken at MIT 


Application Materials for the 2015 Burchard Program will be due in December 2014

Please note:

The Burchard Scholars Program brings together distinguished members of the faculty and promising MIT sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated excellence in some aspect of the humanities, arts, or social sciences. The format is a series of dinner-seminars with discussions on current research topics. A Burchard Scholar can be a major in any department of the Institute; no preference is given to HASS majors. All sophomores and juniors in good standing are eligible to apply. 

If you have a question about the Program or how to apply, please email burchard-scholars@mit.edu.
 

Information on the Burchard Program

Burchard Events
Past Burchard Scholars

 

 

Congratulations to the 2014 Burchard Scholars!  



Elizabeth Berg ‘16
Physics
m: Literature

Halide Bey ‘15
Biology; Political Science

Kathryn Buggs ‘16
Economics
m: Spanish

Matthew Davis ‘16
Physics

Alexandriya Emonds ‘15 
Electrical Engineering; Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Sofia Essayan-Perez ‘15
Brain and Cognitive Sciences
m: Applied International Studies

Hope Flaxman ‘16
Chemistry
m: Economics

Marisa Fryer ‘15
Environmental Engineering
m: Literature

Beth Hadley ‘15
Computer Science
m: Music

John W. Halloran, Jr.  ‘15
Political Science

Felicia Hsu ‘15
Biological Engineering

Emily Kellison-Linn ‘16
Computer Science and Engineering

Kelly Kochanski ‘15
Physics; Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science

Emily LaVerriere ‘15
Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Biology
m: Literature

Taibo Li ‘15
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Carl Lian ‘15
Mathematics
m: Music

Royal Morris ‘15
Comparative Media Studies; Computer Science and Engineering
m: Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Olivia Murton ‘15
Linguistics

Alyssa Napier ‘16
Chemistry; Linguistics

Quynh Nguyen ‘15
Biology
m: Ancient & Medieval Studies; Chemistry

Kayvon Pedram ‘15
Chemistry

 

John Ely Burchard was the first Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Julie Ramseier ‘15
Biological Engineering 
m: Music

Stephen Suen ‘15
Comparative Media Studies

Caitlin Tan ‘16
Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Phong T. Vo ‘16
Physics

Anna Walsh ‘16
Computer Science and Engineering

Spencer Wilson ‘15
Mechanical Engineering 
m: Comparative Media Studies 

Anthony Yu ‘16
Economics; Mathematics

Laura Zhang ‘15
Mathematics and Computer Science; Writing
m: Economics

Joanne Zhou ‘15
Biology
m: Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Penghui Zhou ‘16
Economics; Computer Science
m: Psychology