Carnegie Mellon University

Scholarships & Funding

Deadline Extension: $6000 for Study Abroad: Jennings Brave Companions Fund

Applications Deadline: Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

Scholarships of up to $6,000 are available to current sophomores and juniors to travel, study abroad, participate in community service, do an internship, or do research in a developing country.

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Friedman Internship, Summer Scholarship Program 

Applications Deadline: Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

The Milton and Cynthia Friedman Internships in Washington, D.C., were created in 2000 through a generous gift from Cynthia Friedman, currently a trustee of the university, in memory of her husband, an alumnus of Carnegie Mellon. The grants encourage and support the participation of undergraduate and graduate students in policy-related internships located in the nation's capital. They are designed to foster significant work experiences that complement students' academic work and assist them as they make career and graduate education decisions.

Friedman interns work on substantive projects, develop professional skills and benefit from the personal attention of a supervisor at their organization. In addition to their professional duties, Friedman interns attend exciting events, both educational and social, presented by influential and effective politicians, academics and leaders from the nonprofit sector.  


Civic Engagement Scholarship: Pawsitive Influence Award

Application Deadline: Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018

Applications are now open for the Pawsitive Influence Award. Sponsored by generous alumna, Alison Lin (TPR 2005), the award seeks to celebrate the growing culture of civic engagement on campus, and the critical role that student leaders play in providing these impactful opportunities for their fellow students. The Pawsitive Influence Award provides two $2500 financial awards to student leaders who have directly coordinated and implemented service project(s) for Carnegie Mellon students, with preference for projects supporting animal rights and rescue.

Applications for the second year of The Pawsitive Influence Award are due Sunday, February 25, 2018.

Please apply on the Bridge.

Dietrich College Summer Internship Opportunity Grants

Application Deadline: Friday, Apr. 6, 2018

Rolling Application Deadlines: Friday, Feb. 23, 2018; Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018; Friday, Apr. 6, 2018

Dietrich College encourages students to find and undertake professionally relevant and meaningful summer internship opportunities. We understand that many of these opportunities are unpaid or, at best, provide minimal compensation. Yet it is often these very positions that provide students with work experiences that are invaluable in helping them define and move forward toward their career goals. We have instituted the Dietrich College Summer Internship Opportunity Grants Program to make it more possible for students to take advantage of less remunerative but worthwhile summer internship opportunities.

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CMU Summer Internship Experience Fund

Final Rolling Application Deadline: Friday, Apr. 6, 2018

The CMU Summer Internship Experience Fund is available to current undergraduate students who are participating in off-campus, low paying or unpaid internships located in the United States during the summer of 2018. This is a needs-based grant which aims to help offset expenses incurred during internships. The Career & Professional Development Center will be coordinating the dispersal of Carnegie Mellon institutional funds that have been set aside to enable students to have a high-impact summer experience.

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Fulbright UK Summer Institutes

The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three-to-four week programmes for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university.

Open to 1st-and 2nd-year U.S. citizen students with a GPA of 3.7 or higher. All disciplines are welcome to apply.

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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 website 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. 

The Milton and Cynthia Friedman Internships

Summer 2018 Application Deadline: Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

These grants were created to encourage the participation of undergraduate and graduate students in political and policy-related internships located in the nation’s capital.

All Carnegie Mellon undergraduates and graduate students from any college or school who have a strong academic record and would value the opportunity to spend a summer gaining firsthand policy experience in a public or private sector in Washington, DC, are invited to apply. Graduating seniors are not eligible. Students are responsible for finding their own internships. Grants of up to $2,5000 are available. Internships usually cover a 10-week period.

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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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