Carnegie Mellon University

Endowed Scholarships

About Endowed Scholarships

Students who receive a Carnegie Mellon Undergraduate Grant may be eligible to receive a named endowed scholarship. These scholarships are established by donors who are committed to supporting Carnegie Mellon and its students. Some donors are alumni, who were themselves the beneficiaries of student aid. Scholarships are awarded to students who meet specific qualifications as designated by the donor.

Information for Scholarship Recipients

Students who are matched to an endowed scholarship will receive an email notification that a revised financial aid eligiblity award letter is ready to view on Student Information Online (SIO)

An endowed scholarship can establish a direct connection between the recipient and the donor. Many donors welcome the chance to meet or correspond with the students who receive their awards, which could provide a great opportunity for networking. University Advancement may reach out to recipients in the spring with further information about their donor and to request that recipients write a note of appreciation to their donor, attend an event for scholarship donors, and/or be in touch with their donor via meeting, email or phone.

Financial Aid Awarding & Eligibility

  • A named endowed scholarship does not change the total amount of financial aid awarded; rather, endowed scholarships are university resources that fulfill a portion of the university-sponsored grant funding awarded to the student. 
  • Students applying for financial aid are automatically considered for these funds. Selection is based on a student’s match with a donor’s criteria. There is no separate application process.