External Scholarship Information
Students may receive scholarships from a variety of non CMU affiliated community and private organizations such as fraternal organizations; civic or religious groups; professional, trade or governmental organizations; or private foundations. These
scholarships are usually awarded on the basis of academic merit or some special talent, such as athletic or musical ability.
Scholarship Universe Gold
We offer a tool to help you find scholarships offered by organizations outside of CMU. You'll create an academic profile to connect you with external scholarship opportunities you may qualify for.
Additional scholarship search websites
Another way to search for scholarships is to use specialized scholarship search websites. The sites listed here are among the most popular search sites. Remember, you should not pay for a scholarship search or to apply for any scholarship.
- Big Future by the College Board
- College Board FUND FINDER
- Scholarship Opportunities for Minority Students
- Scholarship Opportunities for Women
- Scholarship Search by Sallie Mae
Helpful hints for searching for scholarships
- Do not pay to apply for a scholarship. Do not pay for any kind of "processing" fee.
- Begin the scholarship search a year prior to the academic year of the award.
- Be very careful about providing private information. You should never have to submit your social security number or other confidential information.
- 7 Steps to Writing a Winning Scholarship Essay
- High school seniors should check with high school guidance departments. All students should check with local organizations (community service, non-profit agencies, church/religious, and employers.)
Additional funding/scholarship opportunities
Note: This is a list of scholarships given out by external entities with no relation to CMU. CMU cannot verify the entities or scholarships and has no affiliation with these organizations. Scholarship applications should be free. Scholarship services that charge either to search for scholarships or to file an application, may be scams.
OAS – ROWE FUND financial aid for studies in the United States
The OAS Rowe Fund program grants interest-free student loans to Latin American and Caribbean citizens to help them cover the last two years of undergraduate or graduate studies in U.S. universities. Applications are received and reviewed year-round.
OAS – SCHOLARSHIP and training program
The OAS Scholarship program has established partnerships with diverse institutions to provide nationals of OAS member states with greater access to quality higher education opportunities including academic degrees, professional development and technical/vocational training.
OAS – INTERNSHIP for students and young professionals
The OAS Internship program provides students and young professionals with the opportunity to acquire significant knowledge of the OAS, its activities, structure, and relations with the Western Hemisphere while they are working in their field of studies.
The Model OAS General Assembly (MOAS)
The MOAS is a simulation exercise in which, through role-playing, students represent the diplomats and political officials of the OAS Member States. It is designed to familiarize students, faculty and academic institutions of the Americas with the work of the OAS and its Member States.