Carnegie Mellon offers a Carnegie Scholarship to incoming freshmen. Carnegie Scholarships are awarded to academically and artistically talented middle income students who qualify for little to no need-based financial aid. Carnegie Scholarships are open to all qualified U.S. citizens and permanent residents, regardless of race or national origin. Students must apply for need-based financial aid to be considered.
A FAFSA must be submitted in order to be considered for a Carnegie Scholarship. Besides the FAFSA, student's who are awarded a Carnegie Scholarship must complete the CSS PROFILE and submit all required tax documents before the scholarship can be credited toward the student's account. Scholarship winners are notified via the financial aid award letter.
The Carnegie Scholarship is renewable for 8 semesters of undergraduate education (ten semesters for Architecture students), if satisfactory academic performance is maintained and the student is assessed Carnegie Mellon tuition. The scholarship is only awarded to incoming freshmen during the admission process and renewed annually if the student meets the cumulative 2.0 QPA requirement.
A student whose parent is a Carnegie Mellon employee who qualifies for tuition remission is not eligible for a Carnegie Scholarship.