The fund recognizes the diversity-‐related work completed by up to three undergraduate student
projects and one graduate student project per year with an award of $250.00 for each project. The
activity must be linked to a credit-‐bearing academic experience at CMU which involves research,
creative activity and/or the application of findings. The activity can take a variety of forms as long as it is
done as part of a credit-‐bearing experience at CMU. Examples of eligible activities include, but are not
limited to, a research paper, an internship, or a study abroad experience. Extra-‐curricular activities like
participation in an RSO whose aim is to promote diversity and social justice or an Alternative Spring
Break (if it involves working with a population whose background is different than the student’s) could
also be used, but only if a faculty member agrees to using the activity as the basis for a course
assignment (for example, a paper or report related to the class topic).
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