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>> 85% of CMU students receive some form of financial assistance

>> $50+ million in scholarships awarded annually

We offer merit-based and competitive scholarships based on a variety of factors including academic success, community engagement, multicultural awareness and more.


Merit Scholarships

Our general merit-based scholarships consider high school GPA and SAT/ACT scores. Students who have applied to CMU are automatically considered for these awards. Submit a complete application including all supporting materials by Dec. 1 to guarantee consideration.


Competitive scholarships

Competitive awards require a supplemental application. In addition to the scholarships below, be sure to research scholarships provided by CMU academic departments.

100 percent of tuition, room and board
Winners of the on-campus essay competition​
Minimum 3.70 GPA and 1260 SAT (or 27 ACT)  to qualify for competition
100 percent of tuition
Winners of the on-campus essay competition​
Minimum 3.70 GPA and 1260 SAT (or 27 ACT)  to qualify for competition

$2,000–$8,000 per year
3.0 GPA
Up to 40 awarded annually

100 percent of tuition, room and board, and books
Up to 10 awarded annually​
Download application (PDF)​​

$4,125 per year
Up to 60 awarded annually​​
$4,125 per year
Up to 10 awarded annually​
Incoming freshmen from a Detroit high school​
Download application (PDF)​​
100 percent of tuition, room and board
One scholarship awarded annually​
Incoming freshman or transfer majoring in journalism, broadcast and cinematic arts, or a related field.