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 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.

2017-2018 recipients

Afsoon Afzal
Presidential Fellowship in the School of Computer Science
School of Computer Science 

Edgar Aranda-Michel
William S. Dietrich II Presidential Ph.D. Fellowship
College of Engineering        

Joy Arulraj  
Sansom Endowed Presidential Fellowship in the School of Computer Science  
School of Computer Science          

Tiffany Bao
Cylab Presidential Fellowship
College of Engineering         

Deon Benton
Presidential Fellowship
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences       

Stephanie Biedka
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences     
Mellon College of Science               

Garret Bland
Presidential Fellowship in the College of Engineering
College of Engineering        

Amelie Bonde
Alex Waibel Presidential Fellowship
School of Computer Science                       

Christina Boyce-Jacino
Presidential Fellowship in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Elizabeth Campbell
Henry J. Gailliot Presidential Fellowship
Tepper School of Business             

Leah Chong
Presidential Fellowship in the College of Engineering
College of Engineering                   

Rashad Eletreby
Cylab Presidential Fellowship
College of Engineering                     

Andria Fortney
Kwolek Presidential Fellowship in Chemistry
Mellon College of Science   

Alexander Fulton
Presidential Fellowship in the Information Networking Institute
College of Engineering        

Nikhil George
James R. and Susan L. Swartz Endowed Presidential Fellowship
Tepper School of Business School of Business 

Rebecca George
James R. and Susan L. Swartz Endowed Presidential Fellowship
Tepper School of Business  

Paul Griffioen
PwC Presidential Fellowship
Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy 

Hana Habib
Cylab Presidential Fellowship
College of Engineering 

Hannah Gommerstadt
Presidential Fellowship in the School of Computer Science
School of Computer Science 

Biwei Huang
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
BrainHub

Alessandro Iorio
Presidential Fellowship in the Tepper School of Business
Tepper School of Business 

Deepoo Kumar
Presidential Fellowship in the College of Engineering
College of Engineering 

Katherine Lagree
Presidential Fellowship in the Mellon College of Science
Mellon College of Science 

Sherman Lam
Uber Presidential Fellowship
School of Computer Science 

Site Li
Bruce McWilliams Presidential Fellowship in the Mellon College of Science
Mellon College of Science 

Alex Lin
Cylab Presidential Fellowship
College of Engineering 

Zinan Lin
Presidential Fellowship in the College of Engineering
College of Engineering 

Hsiu-Hsien Lin
Bruce McWilliams Presidential Fellowship in the Mellon College of Science
Mellon College of Science 

Fannie Liu
Presidential Fellowship in the School of Computer Science
School of Computer Science

Jessica Lovering
Presidential Fellowship in the College of Engineering
College of Engineering

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

Steve Matsumoto
Cylab Presidential Fellowship
College of Engineering 

William Melicher
Cylab Presidential Fellowship
College of Engineering 

Adithya Murali
Uber Presidential Fellowship
School of Computer Science 

Eyan Noronha
Presidential Fellowship in the College of Engineering
College Of Engineering 

Tyler Nuanes
Presidential Fellowship in the College of Engineering
College of Engineering 

Josue Orellana
William S. Dietrich II Presidential Ph.D. Fellowship
Dietrich College of Humanities and the Social Sciences 

Emma Oxford
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
Mellon College of Science 

Vikram Pande
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in Energy
Scott Institute for Energy Innovation

Holden Parks
Presidential Fellowship in the College of Engineering
College of Engineering 

Easwaran Ramamurthy
Henry L. Hillman Presidential Fellowship
BrainHub 

Chao Rong
Henry L. Hillman Presidential Fellowship
College of Engineering 

Max Rubinstein
Presidential Fellowship in the H. John Heinz III College and the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy

Natalie Sauerwald
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
School of Computer Science 

Zijun Shi
Paul and James Wang - Sercomm Presidential Graduate Fellowship
Tepper School of Business 

Prashant Shrivistava
John Peoples, Jr. Presidential Fellowship in Physics
Mellon College of Science 

Roberto Shu
Uber Presidential Fellowship
School of Computer Science 

Shashank Singh
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
School of Computer Science 

Sabina Sloman
William S. Dietrich II Presidential Ph.D. Fellowship
Dietrich College of Humanities and the Social Sciences 

Lonnie Smith
James Sprauge Presidential Fellowship
College of Engineering 

Teresa Spix
Richard King Mellon Foundation Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
BrainHub 

Aurora Tsai
William S. Dietrich II Presidential Ph.D. Fellowship
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences 

Ryan Wagner
Cylab Presidential Scholarship
College of Engineering 

Di Wang
Presidential Fellowship in the School of Computer Science
School of Computer Science 

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

James Winsor
Glen de Vries Presidential Fellowship for Biological Sciences
Mellon College of Science 

Zachary Wojtowicz
K&L Gates Presidential Fellowship
K&L Gates 

Wei Yu
Presidential Fellowship in the School of Computer Science
School of Computer Science 

Nicole Zimmerer
Betty Z. Rose and Anne J. Exline Presidential Fellowship
College of Fine Arts