CMU Pre-Application Process

The National Scholarship Program (NSP) is charged with promoting national scholarship/fellowship programs at CMU and increasing the quality of applicants for these opportunities. Depending on the award for which they are competing, nominees are chosen based on factors like academic merit, leadership potential, ambassadorial potential, and future career goals. 

The National Scholarship Program requires students to submit a scholarship-specific pre-application form in order to determine eligibility. Download the appropriate pre-application below, fill it in completely and email along with a copy of your CMU transcript to Dr. Maureen Harke at This is the only way to be considered a CMU nominee and to advance in the competition.  Applicants are encouraged to apply several months earlier than the specific deadlines in order to be fully prepared.  Be sure to browse the scholarship’s official website for up-to-date information and eligibility requirements.


If applying as a current CMU student, applicants must receive endorsement from the National Scholarship Program to compete for many of national scholarships and fellowships we promote.  Begin several months earlier than the specific deadlines in order to make the appropriate connections and to be fully prepared.  

Begin by consulting with the National Scholarship Program Associate Director, Dr. Maureen Harke. Email to request an appointment.

To learn more about the pre-application process go to "How to Apply".