Carnegie Mellon University

Graduate Fellowships

Maintaining a highly talented pool of graduate students is vital to CMU's world-renowned research accomplishments and reputation. In an uncertain financial climate, the Presidential Fellowship program is a key component of CMU's strategy to maintain its competitive edge to attract and retain outstanding graduate students. These fellowships give students and their faculty mentors critical financial security and flexibility that allows them to develop impactful research and enjoy an enlightening educational experience for the student.

The selection process for Presidential Fellows varies by fellowship. Typically, current or prospective students are nominated for Presidential Fellowships by the deans of their respective colleges and final selection is made through a process overseen by the Provost. Students do not complete a separate application to be considered for a Presidential Fellowship.

2016-2017 recipients

Dan Ackerman
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
Mellon College of Science

Reuben Aronson
Uber Presidential Fellowship
School of Computer Science

Nick Audette
Henry L. Hillman Presidential Fellowship
Mellon College of Science

Aayush Bansal
Uber Presidential Fellowship
School of Computer Science

James Bern
Uber Presidential Fellowship
School of Computer Science

Aklant Bhowmick
John Peoples, Jr. Presidential Fellowship in Physics
Mellon College of Science

Malachi Blundon
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
Mellon College of Science

Amelie Bonde
Alex Waibel Presidential Fellowship
College of Engineering

Nathaniel Breg
Presidential Fellowship in the H. John Heinz III College and the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
H. John Heinz III College

Ermao Cai
Presidential Fellowship in the College of Engineering
College of Engineering

Taylor Canady
Bruce McWilliams Presidential Fellowship in the Mellon College of Science
Mellon College of Science

Yu Chen
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Ben Cowley
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
School of Computer Science

Achal Dave
Uber Presidential Fellowship
School of Computer Science

Jonathon Fagert
Presidential Fellowship in the College of Engineering
College of Engineering

Nicholas Gisolfi
Uber Presidential Fellowship
School of Computer Science

Julian Givi
Presidential Fellowship in the Tepper School of Business
Tepper School of Business

Brittany Jakubiak
Presidential Fellowship in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Anagha Kadam
Glen de Vries Presidential Fellowship for Biological Sciences
Mellon College of Science

Christopher Kantzos
Presidential Fellowship in the College of Engineering
College of Engineering

Rushil Khurana
Presidential Fellowship in the School of Computer Science
School of Computer Science

Hemank Lamba
Presidential Fellowship in the School of Computer Science
School of Computer Science

Dabeen Lee
Henry J. Gailliot Presidential Fellowship
Tepper School of Business

Gilwoo Lee
Presidential Fellowship in the School of Computer Science
School of Computer Science

Yanxin Li
Paul and James Wang - Sercomm Presidential Graduate Fellowship
College of Engineering

Yangfan Liang
Asian Students Association Presidential Fellowship
H. John Heinz III College

Tina Liu
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Adam Milner
Betty Z. Rose and Anne J. Exline Presidential Fellowship
College of Fine Arts

Alex Moskowitz
George E., S 1945, and Marjorie S. Pake Presidential Fellowship in Physics
Mellon College of Science

Katrina Nguyen
Henry L. Hillman Presidential Fellowship
College of Engineering

Thu Nguyen
Presidential Fellowship in the College of Engineering
College of Engineering

Michelle Ntampaka
Bruce McWilliams Presidential Fellowship in the Mellon College of Science
Mellon College of Science

Josue Orellana
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Avigail Oren
William S. Dietrich II Presidential Ph.D. Fellowship
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Catherine Pavlov
Presidential Fellowship in the College of Engineering
College of Engineering

Stephanie Permut
Presidential Fellowship in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Pouria Pezeshkian
Presidential Fellowship in the Information Networking Institute
College of Engineering

Tara Pirnia
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Emmanouil Antonios Platanios
Presidential Fellowship in the School of Computer Science
School of Computer Science

Nicole Rafidi
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
School of Computer Science

Jay Reddy
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
College of Engineering

Egbert Rijke
Presidential Fellowship in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Emily Ruppel
William S. Dietrich II Presidential Ph.D. Fellowship
College of Engineering

Ruben Sanchez-Romero
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Eduardo Abraham Schnadower Mustri
Presidential Fellowship in the H. John Heinz III College
H. John Heinz III College

Shayak Sen
CyLab Presidential Fellowship
School of Computer Science

Shayak Sengupta
Presidential Fellowship in the College of Engineering
College of Engineering

Mahmood Sharif
CyLab Presidential Fellowship
College of Engineering

Sahil Singla
Presidential Fellowship in the School of Computer Science
School of Computer Science

Yogesh Somasundar
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
Mellon College of Science

Seungmoon Song
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
School of Computer Science

Kyle Soska
CyLab Presidential Fellowship
College of Engineering

Michael John Sullivan
CyLab Presidential Fellowship
School of Computer Science

Jia Tan
Presidential Fellowship in the College of Engineering
College of Engineering

Xiang Tan
Uber Presidential Fellowship
School of Computer Science

Susan Tanner
William S. Dietrich II Presidential Ph.D. Fellowship
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Pavithra Tantrigoda
Presidential Fellowship in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Aubrey Thompson
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Chia-Hua Tsai
Kwolek Presidential Fellowship in Chemistry
Mellon College of Science

Layla Unger
William S. Dietrich II Presidential Ph.D. Fellowship
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Yuan Wang
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Genoa Warner
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
Mellon College of Science

Zachary Wojtowicz
William S. Dietrich II Presidential Ph.D. Fellowship
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Jiao Jiao Xu
James R. and Susan L. Swartz Endowed Presidential Fellowship
Tepper School of Business

Jiajun Yan
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
Mellon College of Science

Diyi Yang
Presidential Fellowship in the School of Computer Science
School of Computer Science

Mansur Zhussupbekov
James Sprague Presidential Fellowship
College of Engineering