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​​​​Undergraduate Scholarships

Each department within the College of Science and Engineering offers a number of scholarships - based on need, academic focus, career aspirations and other specific criteria - for incoming freshmen, transfer students and continuing students.

Interdisciplinary Programs: Science/Mathematics Education Scholarships:

Suzanne Rae Bisard Elementary Science Endowed Award. A renewable award for a sophomore, junior or senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The award may be used for tuition, travel to science meetings, conferences, or membership in science organizations. Contact the Department of Physics for application and instructions.

Nikoline A. Bye Endowed Award. Aw​arded to a second semester junior or senior who has been admitted to the Teacher Education program, preferably one who plans to teach elementary curriculum. Contact the Department of Mathematics for application and instructions.

Claudia B. Douglass Science Education Award. A renewable award for a sophomore, junior or senior who has a signed major or minor in integrated science and is pursuing an elementary education certificate. Applicant must have an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher and a GPA of 3.25 in all science classes (excluding mathematics). Contact the Department of Biology for application and instructions.

Dr. Frank D. and M. Virjean Johnson Endowed Scholarship. A renewable award given every other year to an outstanding sophomore, junior or senior majoring in chemistry, biology or physics. In alternate years, the scholarship is awarded to an outstanding sophomore, junior or senior in science education. Contact the Department of Biology, the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, or the Department of Physics for application and instructions.

Michael J. and Susan P. Farrell Endowed Scholarship in Science Education. A renewable award for a student enrolled in the College of Science & Engineering pursuing a career in science education with a minimum GPA of 2.75. Contact the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry for application and instructions.

Graduate Assistantships

Departments with graduate programs also offer teaching and research assistantships. Each assistantship provides a stipend and a tuition scholarship. Information about graduate assistantships is available from individual CS&E departments.

You can also click here to learn more about scholarships available for all CMU students. Be sure to also click and check out the National Scholarship Program too!

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