Each year the Dean of Engineering awards the Henry Ford II Scholarship to an individual who has achieved exceptional academic standing in the School of Engineering. Established by a grant from the Ford Motor Company in 1977, the award goes to an undergraduate who, at the end of his or her third year of study at MIT, has achieved the highest academic standing in the School. In the event of a tie, the Dean uses extra-curricular and other activities as a secondary criterion for the award.
The selection process
In the spring semester of each year, the Registrar’s Office provides a list of students who might be eligible to receive the award. The Dean of Engineering then contacts the department of each eligible student and asks that the department submit a letter of endorsement describing the student’s achievements, a copy of the student’s transcript, and a CV of candidate that indicates their extra-curricular activities.