Carnegie Mellon University

National Fellowships

Beinecke

The Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarship is a merit- and need-based award of $34,000 for outstanding students planning to attain graduate degrees in the arts, humanities or social sciences.  Juniors who are U.S. citizens may apply.

Campus Deadline: January 2018

Foundation Deadline: February 2018

Contact: Richelle Bernazzoli

Department of Defense (NDSEG)

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships are awarded to U.S. citizens who intend to pursue doctoral degrees in STEM fields of interest to the Department of Defense.  These three-year awards cover tuition and fees, monthly stipend, and medical insurance. Graduating seniors, alumni, and 1st- or 2nd-year graduate students are eligible.

Foundation Deadline: TBA - Application opens September 2017

Contact: Students apply directly to the foundation

Goldwater

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is for sophomore or junior U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents who are majoring in STEM fields. Goldwater provides one- or two-year $7,500 awards to students with excellent grades, significant research accomplishments, and plans to pursue Ph.Ds. in STEM. 

Campus Deadline: December 2017

Foundation Deadline: January 2018

Contact: Richelle Bernazzoli

Hertz

The Hertz Graduate Fellowship provides a cost-of-education allowance and personal-support stipend to exceptional students in the applied physical, biological, engineering, and mathematical sciences who are pursuing Ph.D. degrees.  U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are graduating seniors or 1st-year graduate students may apply.

Foundation Deadline: October 28, 2017

Contact: Richelle Bernazzoli

National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship supports outstanding students in STEM fields who plan to attain research-based Master’s or Ph.D. degrees. The awards provide a $12,000 cost-of-education allowance and $34,000 stipend to U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents who are graduating seniors or 1st- or 2nd- year graduate students. 

Foundation Deadline: Varies, starting October

Contact: Suzie Laurich-McIntyre, Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education

SMART

The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation Scholarship is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students in STEM fields to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed in a Department of Defense research facility upon graduation.  Applicants must be citizens of the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or the UK.

Foundation Deadline: Mid-August to mid-December

Contact: Richelle Bernazzoli

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship

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. 

Foundation Deadline: November 1, 2017

Conact: Richelle Bernazzoli

Truman

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship is for U.S. citizen college juniors who plan to pursue graduate degrees and careers in public service fields. The Truman awards $30,000 toward graduate studies to students with strong records of community service and activism on a particular societal or environmental issue.

Campus Deadline: September 2017

Foundation Deadline: February 2018

Contact: Stephanie Wallach

Udall

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.

Campus Deadline: February 2018

Foundaiton Deadline: March 2018

Contact: Richelle Bernazzoli or Stephanie Wallach