Carnegie Mellon University

Graduate Fellowships

Maintaining a highly talented pool of graduate students is vital to CMU's world-renowned research accomplishments and reputation. In an uncertain financial climate, the Presidential Fellowship program is a key component of CMU's strategy to maintain its competitive edge to attract and retain the outstanding graduate students. These fellowships give students and their faculty mentors critical financial security and flexibility that allows them to develop impactful research and enjoy an enlightening educational experience for the student.

The selection process for Presidential Fellows varies by fellowship. Typically, current or prospective students are nominated for Presidential Fellowships by the deans of their respective colleges and final selection is made through a process overseen by the Provost. Students do not complete a separate application to be considered for a Presidential Fellowship.

2015-2016 Recipients

Lindsay Bahureksa
Presidential Fellowship in the College of Engineering
College of Engineering

Timothy Bartholomew
James Sprague Presidential Fellowship
College of Engineering

Sudipta Bhuin
Presidential Fellowship in the College of Engineering
College of Engineering

Eleanor Bishop
Betty Z. Rose and Anne J. Exline Presidential Fellowship
College of Fine Arts

Vencislav Borislavov Popov
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Yen-Chi Chen
William S. Dietrich II Presidential Ph.D. Fellowship
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Qi Chen
Presidential Fellowship in the College of Engineering
College of Engineering

Xiao Chuan Ong
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
College of Engineering

Achal Dave
Presidential Fellowship in the School of Computer Science
School of Computer Science

Jorge Gibson
Presidential Fellowship in the College of Engineering
College of Engineering

Sandrine Girard
Presidential Fellowship in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Devashish Gopalan
George E., S 1945, and Marjorie S. Pake Presidential Fellowship in Physics
Mellon College of Science

Nikolos Gurney
Presidential Fellowship in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Jay Hennig
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Quentin Jallerat
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
College of Engineering

Kirthevasan Kandasamy
Presidential Fellowship in the School of Computer Science
School of Computer Science

Natalie Klein
William S. Dietrich II Presidential Ph.D. Fellowship
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Melissa Lamson
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
Mellon College of Science

Nate Latshaw
Presidential Fellowship in the H. John Heinz III College and the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
H. John Heinz III College

Rob Lewis
William S. Dietrich II Presidential Ph.D. Fellowship
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Yana Litovsky
Presidential Fellowship in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Ting Liu
Bruce McWilliams Presidential Fellowship in the Mellon College of Science
Mellon College of Science

Michael Maass
Presidential Fellowship in the School of Computer Science
School of Computer Science

Katilyn Mascatelli
William S. Dietrich II Presidential Ph.D. Fellowship
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Anna Mayo
Presidential Fellowship in the Tepper School of Business
Tepper School of Business

Matthew Mills
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
Mellon College of Science

Sangwoo Park
Bruce McWilliams Presidential Fellowship in the Mellon College of Science
Mellon College of Science

William Parks
Presidential Fellowship in the Information Networking Institute
College of Engineering

Lydia Perkins
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
Mellon College of Science

Niranjini Rajagopal
William S. Dietrich II Presidential Ph.D. Fellowship
College of Engineering

Dipanjan Saha
Presidential Fellowship in the College of Engineering
College of Engineering

Qinlan Shen
Presidential Fellowship in the School of Computer Science
School of Computer Science

Eric Silver
Presidential Fellowship in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Sukhdeep Singh
John Peoples, Jr. Presidential Fellowship in Physics
Mellon College of Science

Brad Solomon
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
School of Computer Science

Lina Song
Glen de Vries Presidential Fellowship for Biological Sciences
Mellon College of Science

Ajay Sudhir Pisat
Presidential Fellowship in the College of Engineering
College of Engineering

Joachim Talloen
Presidential Fellowship in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Ben Tengelsen
Henry J. Gailliot Presidential Fellowship
Tepper School of Business

Judith Uchidiuno
Presidential Fellowship in the School of Computer Science
School of Computer Science

Akash Umakantha
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Praveen Venkatesh
Henry L. Hillman Presidential Fellowship
College of Engineering

Shruthi Venkatesh
Presidential Fellowship in the H. John Heinz III College
H. John Heinz III College

Qinsi Wang
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
School of Computer Science

Genoa Warner
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
Mellon College of Science

Timothy Whalen
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences 
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Amanda Willard
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
Mellon College of Science

Ryan Williamson
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

David Witmer
Presidential Fellowship in the School of Computer Science
School of Computer Science

Ying Yang
Henry L. Hillman Presidential Fellowship
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Arthur Yip
Presidential Fellowship in the College of Engineering
College of Engineering

Chenjie Zeng
Paul and James Wang - Sercomm Presidential Graduate Fellowship
Mellon College of Science

Haomin Zhang
Presidential Fellowship in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Qiong Zhang
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Yimeng Zhang
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
School of Computer Science