The Fellowship Board of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, announced that two Rutgers Engineering students were among the 261 Tau Beta Pi Scholars selected from 804 undergraduate applicants to receive a cash award of $2,000 for their senior year of engineering study. Ushma Majmudar, mechanical engineering senior, and Justin Scott, biomedical engineering senior, were among those students honored.
All Tau Beta Pi Scholarships are awarded on the competitive criteria of high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to the engineering profession. All scholars are members of Tau Beta Pi.
Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. It is the nation's second-oldest honor society, founded at Lehigh University in 1885 to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by distinguished scholarship and exemplary character as students in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges.
There are now collegiate chapters at 244 US colleges and universities, 42 active alumni chapters in 16 districts across the country, and a total initiated membership of approximately 564,000.