Carnegie Mellon University

University Fellowships, Awards and Scholarships

Peter C. Dozzi Pittsburgh Scholarship

Undergraduate and graduate students who will be staying in the Pittsburgh Region to complete an unpaid or low-paying summer internship and returning to Carnegie Mellon in the fall are eligible to apply for the Dozzi Scholarship. Students must already have secured an internship offer before applying through Handshake with their resume and completed Dozzi Application.

Scholarships of $1,500 each are awarded to individuals across a diverse group of Carnegie Mellon's six colleges for the summer. Internships must be unpaid or low-paying and typically cover a 10-week period.

Carnegie Mellon University Graduate Student Teaching Award

All current graduate students at the university who have demonstrated substantial effectiveness in teaching are eligible to be nominated for the award. Students who have been nominated or received honorable mention in the past may be nominated again. However, previous winners of the award are ineligible for nomination.

Carnegie Mellon's Graduate Student Teaching Award is given annually to a graduate student who has demonstrated teaching excellence at the undergraduate and/or graduate level at the university. The award is intended to foster a culture of teaching excellence among graduate teaching assistants and instructors.

Carnegie Mellon University Graduate Student Service Award

Current graduate students at the university who have demonstrated outstanding service in their department, college or the broader academic community are eligible to be nominated for the award. Students who have been nominated in the past or received honorable mention may be nominated again. However, previous winners of the award are ineligible for nomination.  Graduate students who are currently in Executive Committee roles for the Graduate Student Assembly are also ineligible for nomination.

Carnegie Mellon’s Graduate Student Service Award is given annually to a graduate student who has advanced the interests of fellow graduate students, improved their quality of life on campus and/or contributed to the larger academic community.

Examples of service commitment can include but are not limited to:

  • Evidence of leadership on university, department or graduate student committees

  • Leadership in student organizations or activities supporting current graduate student interests on campus or in the community.

  • Support of current graduate student interests on campus or in the community.

  • Development and/or activity with service programs.

  • Service with local or national organizations representing Carnegie Mellon graduate students.

  • Service with local or national organizations advancing graduate student interests.

  • Activities advancing an inclusive climate and culture.

The Posner Fine Arts Foundation Internship

The Posner Fine Arts Foundation funds two internships each year for Carnegie Mellon University students to research and prepare exhibits using the Posner Memorial Collection.

The student receives a $3000 stipend to complete a one-semester internship of 15 hours per week spent researching and creating an exhibit in collaboration with librarians. The internship is open to CMU undergraduate and graduate students. Students who wish to earn academic credit must gain permission from their academic department and/or school before the internship begins. The intern should have a faculty advisor.

The goals of the internship program are to enable students to:

  • Fulfill the Posner Fine Arts Foundation's mission for education, visibility, and use of the Posner Memorial Collection.

  • Participate in an active, collaborative learning experience.

  • Integrate knowledge from a variety of sources and fields.

  • Present ideas in an exhibit and online project.