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Scholarships & Funding

SURG: Small Undergraduate Research Grants

Proposal Deadline for Spring 2018: Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017
The Small Undergraduate Research Grants (SURG) program offers grants for materials and supplies to undergraduates at Carnegie Mellon for research in any field of study. 

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Tartans Abroad Scholarships

Application Deadline for Winter Break: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017

Tartans Abroad Scholarships are for Carnegie Mellon undergraduate students to study, work, volunteer, or research abroad at an educational institution abroad or with a study abroad program provider during an academic break period such as the summer, winter break, or spring break. Scholarships will not be available for students to travel during the summer after their final semester of study. A Tartans Abroad Scholarship may cover 1/3 of the total expenses at most, up to a maximum of $1000. Recipients must attend a Pre-Departure Orientation Session hosted by the Office of International Education and complete ALL pre-departure registration materials before departing campus. Applications must be submitted online prior to 11:59 PM on the following schedule: October 31st - Winter Break Trips; January 31st - Spring Break Trips; March 31st - Summer Trips. For more information, please see the PDF linked above, or contact Erin Swift at 412-268-5231.

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Scholarships & Funding

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship

Application deadline: November 1, 2017

The Soros Fellowship for New Americans is a $90,000 merit-based fellowship for immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate programs in any discipline in the U.S. Eligibility includes U.S. citizens, green card holders, and DACA individuals who are graduating seniors or in their 1st or 2nd year of a graduate program.

Contact Richelle Bernazzoli for more information.

Summer Fellowships Hosted by CMU’s Heinz College

Students currently in their junior year of college (from any major) are eligible to apply to two distinct summer fellowships hosted by CMU’s Heinz College. All applications need to be submitted through the websites below:

Each program is a 7-week in-residence experience and feature:

  • Specialized courses taught by CMU faculty: Fellows earn CMU academic credit for coursework (eligible for transfer to home institution)
  • $1,000 stipend + the costs of housing, meals, books, supplies, social functions, and travel expenses to and from Pittsburgh
  • A scholarship of at least 50% of graduate school tuition, if admitted to and enroll in a master’s program at Heinz College. 

Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Program

Application deadline: November 1, 2017

The goal of the PPIA Fellowship Program is to help students achieve a Master's or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs or a related field. The organization does this through the intensive study provided by participation in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI), through partnerships with universities across the country, and through an alumni network that provides opportunities to connect with nearly 4000 individuals who share the same interest in public service.

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Humanity in Action Fellowship in Europe

Application deadline: January 8, 2018 at 11:59pm PST

We invite applications from students and recent graduates of U.S. colleges and universities who are passionate about active citizenship, diversity and human rights. Current sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as graduates from the undergraduate classes of 2016 and 2017 are eligible to apply. Applications for students and recent graduates from European universities will open in late fall.

The Humanity in Action Fellowship programs are fully-funded, with the exception of a small number of meals and the cost of airfare – which Fellows are responsible for financing. However, Humanity in Action provides full and partial stipends for all of those with documented need.

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Udall Scholarships

Campus deadline: February 2018

Foundation deadline: March 2018

The Udall Scholarship awards $7,000 to U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents who are sophomores or juniors committed to a career related to the environment, or to Native American sophomores or juniors interested in tribal policy or health care.

Contact Richelle Bernazzoli or Stephanie Wallach for more information.

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The Green Program

Short-term, experiential education for our world’s most pressing issues in sustainable development.

Funding is now available. Sustainability Abroad: winter, spring, summer breaks 2018.

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