Scholarships & Grants-Student Financial Aid - Carnegie Mellon University

Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships and Grants are a form of financial aid awarded to students for the purpose of paying all or part of their college expenses. They can be awarded on the basis of academic merit, financial need, or a combination of both. Unlike loans, grants and scholarships do not have to be repaid by the student.

There are many types of grants available. Carnegie Mellon offers a Carnegie Scholarship to incoming freshmen and any student can apply for an outside scholarship.

Scholarships for Graduate Students

Student Financial Aid does not award grants or scholarships to graduate students. Graduate departments award these funds. For information on the availability of scholarships, grants, stipends, assistantships, and fellowships, students should contact their academic department. The Fellowships and Scholarships Office provides support to Carnegie Mellon graduate students who are interested in pursuing certain external scholarships (Fulbright and the UK Awards). The office works with graduate students to help them develop competitive applications, identifies and supports faculty and staff representatives for a select number of prestigious scholarships and fellowships, maintains a website of external scholarship and fellowship opportunities, and manages campus selection processes.