Carnegie Mellon awards the Carnegie Scholarship to qualified incoming first-year students. Carnegie Scholarships are awarded to academically and artistically talented middle income students who qualify for little to no need-based financial aid.


The Carnegie Scholarship is renewable for 8 semesters of undergraduate education (10 semesters for students in the School of Architecture), if satisfactory academic performance is maintained (you must maintain a cumulative 2.0 QPA) and Carnegie Mellon tuition is assessed.

All qualified U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to be considered for the Carnegie Scholarship. Students do not complete a seperate application process to be considered for the Carnegie Scholarship. You must submit the FAFSA and CSS PROFILE in order to be considered for the Carnegie Scholarship. Scholarship winners are notified in their financial aid award. If you’re awarded a Carnegie Scholarship, you must submit all of the required forms associated with a financial aid application before the scholarship can be credited towards the student’s account. The scholarship is only awarded to incoming first-year students during the admission process.

If your parent is a Carnegie Mellon employee who qualifies for tuition remission, you won't be eligible for a Carnegie Scholarship. External transfer applicants are also not eligible for scholarship consideration.