Impact of Giving
Scholarships, hands-on learning, innovative research, educational enrichment — at CMU, it all begins with generous supporters like you.
Discover how our donors are making a difference for the next generation of scholars, inventors, artists and makers.
In the Spotlight: Reinventing Internships
Supporters help students gain practical experience through virtual internships
As the coronavirus pandemic affected businesses and nonprofits across the country, many Carnegie Mellon University students were left scrambling when their summer internship offers suddenly fell through.
Holleran Scholars program opens doors for the next generation of leaders and philanthropists
When a generous donor made it possible for T. Jerome “Jerry” Holleran to attend Carnegie Mellon University, Jerry promised to help another student in the future. Today, he has kept that promise hundreds of times over.
How a CMU scholarship opened doors for an aspiring graphic novelist
Zeja Z. Copes wears many hats — researcher, artist, writer, leader and thriving CMU scholar. Zeja received the Ethel Murdock Kirk and Mary F. Murdock Scholarship, which paved the way for her to study art and creative writing at CMU. Without this support, Zeja says Carnegie Mellon would have been out of reach for her family.
A family tragedy inspired a commitment to learning and community for alumni Noelle and David Conover
Matt Conover never had the chance to follow in his father’s engineering footsteps as he passed away at age 12 after a battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, but his legacy lives on in Pittsburgh area schools, libraries, hospitals and preschool centers through Matt’s Maker Space.
More Stories of Impact
Leading with Heart
The Cards began their story at CMU, and they’re making an impact for fellow Tartans
A Meaningful Impact
Audrey Fitzgerald has always answered the call to support the next chapter of the CMU story
Two Generations of Musical Passion
Kyle Johnson shares a unique bond with the donor who is helping him realize his aspirations of excellence
CMU Community Comes Together to Support Students
New Tartan Emergency Support Fund Assists with Financial Challenges from COVID-19
Striking the Right Chord
High-quality pianos are indispensable for delivering an exceptional education to music students
Engineering Deanship Endowed with $15 Million Gift
Nancy and William Strecker provide a transformational gift
A Worthwhile Investment
A lifetime of savvy financial decisions position Claude and Verna Gibble to share their hard-earned savings with the next generation of students
A Quest for Knowledge and Innovation
An undergraduate research fellowship enriches Isabelle Chickanosky’s education — and helps her unlock the medical possibilities of silk
A Mother’s Legacy for Arts Enrichment
Janice Watson pays tribute to her late daughter by supporting creative expression and artistic exploration
A Legacy for the Love of Music
Music industry mogul Robert D. Summer supports the School of Music’s scholars