Carnegie Mellon Engineering

Burritt Education Award

Given to honor the memory of Timothy J. Burritt and his dedication to education.

Tim Burritt, former undergraduate advisor for the College of Engineering, worked diligently at completing his bachelor's degree at Duquesne University while excelling at his work duties. Tim's accomplishments and pride in the College of Engineering are remembered through the Burritt Education Award. Please note that applications for the Burritt Education Award are reviewed separately from nominations for the College of Engineering Staff Recognition Awards and the Rookie Award. Eligible staff members may apply/be nominated for the Burritt Education Award and be nominated for Staff Recognition Awards or the Rookie Award in the same year.


Nomination Guidelines


Any College of Engineering staff member who is enrolled as a continuing education student at any degree level and at any institution during the current calendar year is eligible, including recent graduates. Current members of the College of Engineering Staff Recognition Award Committee are not eligible. College of Engineering faculty members, including special faculty, are not eligible.



  • Maintains balance of work and school
  • Shows perseverance in quest for education
  • Enthusiastic about the value of continuing education



The application for the Burritt Education Award can be self-initiated or submitted by a College of Engineering staff or faculty member. Candidate should be currently pursuing continuing education for personal and/or professional development.

The following materials must be submitted by the nomination deadline:

  • A one-page essay describing why you are pursuing continuing education or why the candidate meets the criteria
  • Two letters of support (one from a supervisor, one from any other College of Engineering staff or faculty member)