Carnegie Mellon University

National Fellowships


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 21, 2023

Final Nominee Deadline: February 7, 2023

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 2023

Contact: Students apply directly to the foundation


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. 

Application Workshop: October 12, 2022, 4:00-5:00 pm EST, Zoom link Passcode 066389

Pre-Application Deadline: October 14, 2022

Campus Deadline: November 21, 2022, 12:00 pm EST

Final Nominee Deadline: January 25, 2023

Contact: Richelle Bernazzoli

James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program

The Gaither Junior Fellows Program is a one-year fellowship for uniqely qualified graduating seniors or individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. The fellowship provides a fully-funded professional experience at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. Fellows conduct research; contribute to publications; participate in meetings with high-level officials; contribute to congressional testimony; and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists, and government officials. Relevant academic background, research skills, and sometimes language skills are needed in order to be competitive. Carnegie Mellon can nominate 2-3 students each year. Interested students should contact Richelle Bernazzoli for the application materials at least a month in advance of the campus deadline if they wish to be considered for a nomination.

Campus Deadline: December 5, 2022

Final Nominee Deadline: January 16, 2023

National Deadline: January 17, 2023

Contact: Richelle Bernazzoli


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 8, 2022

Info Session: TBA

Contact: Po-Shen Loh


The Knight-Hennessy Scholarship is for 2 to 5 years of study leading to a graduate degree in any field at Stanford University.  Seniors, graduate students, and recent alumni within four years of earning their bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply. Applicants may be U.S. or non-U.S. citizens.

National Deadline: October 12, 2022 (See also deadlines for Stanford graduate programs.)

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: Graduate Education Office


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: October 27, 2022

Conact: Richelle Bernazzoli


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: November 30, 2022

Endorsed Applicant Deadline: February 6, 2023

Contact: Richele Bernazzoli


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 1, 2023

Endorsed Applicant Deadline: March 2, 2023

Contact: Richelle Bernazzoli