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Dean's Scholars

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The objective of the Dean's Scholars Program (DSP) is to foster student excellence among Baruch's most select and high-achieving student population. Incoming Freshman who are invited to join the DSP will have the opportunity to become well-rounded, "polished professionals" fully equipped to succeed in a global environment. The program seeks to enhance the academic, professional and cultural awareness of Baruch's brightest. Students will have the opportunity to participate in interdisciplinary group programming on and off campus. DSP students will also benefit from co-curricular lectures and workshops; ranging from intercultural competence, communication skills, academic planning, and career planning. In addition, local and international service learning will be encouraged.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

(academic, professional and cultural development)

Values of Good Student Affairs Practice
  • Four-year Tuition Scholarship at Baruch College: Fall and Spring semesters on a four consecutive year schedule after Financial Aid has been applied. The scholarship will cover the in-state tuition rate.
  • Lunch & Learn Seminars/Workshops: Bi-semester workshop program developed to hone the professional skills of Dean's Scholars. The theme for 2013 is: "Positioning Yourself in a Competitive and Global Economy." Proposed Lunch & Learn topics for 2013:
    • Global Cross-Cultural Communication: Building Your Cross-Cultural Competency
    • The Power of Networking: Creating and Developing Opportunities
    • Internships: Building Your Work-Related Skill Set
    • Majors/Career-Planning: Which One is Right for You?
    • Professionalism & the Workplace Part 1: Dress, Etiquette, and Body Language
    • Professionalism & the Workplace Part 2: Written Communication
International Events Across NYC

Students will have an opportunity to learn about foreign, political and business policies of diverse nations.

Cultural Events across NYC

Dean's Scholars will participate in art, dance, music and theater excursions throughout the city. Faculty will be invited to join DS students to share common interests, develop faculty-student connections and help students to gain deeper understanding of new cultures/topics.

Priority Course Registration

Each semester, each Scholar is given priority to register early.

DS Academic & Program Advisor

Students will have access to a DS advisor to provide them academic and DSP support and guidance over the course of their 4 years.

Study Abroad Stipend

Students will be encouraged to embark on international study, discover a new culture, and gain new perspectives on the world. $1,300 Study Abroad stipend will be provided to all qualifying Dean's Scholars (eligibility requirements).

Freshman Seminar

Dedicated FRO 1000 sections for the Fall 2013 DS cohort. This 13 week non-credit course will be taught by a Dean's Scholar Advisor/Student Mentor, and helps students to bond with each other and ease the transition to Baruch College.

Macbook Air Laptop

Each student is given a MacBook Air to use while they continue to be in good standing in the Program.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

This program is only open to incoming freshman and is by invitation only. Interested students must first apply to, and be accepted by, Baruch College. The Dean's Scholars Program will then select students and send invitations to participate in the program.

In order to continue benefiting from the many advantages of being part of the DSP, certain requirements must be met. Dean's Scholars (DS), must maintain a 3.2 cumulative GPA every semester. If they fall below a 3.2 GPA, they will be placed on a one-time academic probation period the following semester. At the end of the probation period, they must have a 3.2 cumulative GPA in order to continue as a Dean's Scholar.

In addition, students are required to maintain full time status (a minimum of 12 or more credits) every semester. Dean's Scholars are expected to attend at least one DSP event, lecture or workshop each semester. Lastly, they are required to complete all their mandatory advisement sessions. If any of these conditions are not met, students will risk losing all program benefits, including the tuition scholarship. Students will be encouraged to be mindful of DS requirements and see the DS advisors if they have any questions.

Requirements:

  • Acceptance to Baruch College
  • Invitation from Dean of Student's Office
  • Must maintain a 3.2 cumulative GPA
  • Full time status (12 or more credits)
  • Attend at least 1 DSP event, lecture or workshop each semester
  • Completion of mandatory academic advisement session
    • Academic Advisement (Mandatory): Effective with the Fall 2013 cohort
    • Freshmen Year: Two mandatory advisement sessions each semester
    • Sophomore Year: Two mandatory advisement sessions each semester
    • Junior Year: One mandatory advisement session for the academic year and the completion of the academic worksheet by the 55th credit
    • Senior Year: One mandatory session, the semester prior to their scheduled graduation