Undergraduate International Scholarships

General Merit Based Scholarship

​​​​International undergraduate students have the opportunity to receive a merit based scholarship.

Students who receive the President's Award scholarship​ will receive the resident (U.S.) tuition rate and save $8,928 per year if lower level or $9,144 per year if upper level (based on the 2019/2020 tuition rates for 24 credits per year). Students who meet the following requirements are eligible for the award. 

  1. Overall GPA of 3.3 or higher (on the US 4.0 scale)
  2. Proof of English proficiency
  3. Minimum of 30 college credit hours completed (incoming transfer students only)
There is no separate application for this award. Any student sponsored by their home country is not eligible for this award. 

Outside Scholarships

Students may use non-university affiliated community and private organization scholarships to help fund their studies. For more information on scholarships from sources outside CMU, please click here.

Central Scholarships with Applications 

The College of Arts and Media
Lem Tucker Scholarship
Art & Design Scholarships
Music ScholarshipsCommunication Scholarships
Theatre & Dance Scholarships
Journalism Scholarships
Broadcast & Cinematic Arts Scholarships
The College of Business Administration
Incoming Business Freshman Scholarships
Accounting Scholarships
Economics Scholarships
Finance and Law Scholarships
Outstanding Student Awards Application
General Scholarships
Marketing and Hospitality Scholarships
Business Information Systems Scholarships
Management Scholarships
The College of Education and Human Services 
Human Environmental Studies Scholarships
Counseling and Special Education Scholarships
Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services Scholarships
Teacher Education and Professional Development Scholarships
The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions
​Athletic Training
​Communication Sciences and Disorders
​Health Professions 
​Health Sciences
​Nutrition and Dietetics
​Physical Education and Sport
Physical Therapy​​Physician Assistant 
The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
​Incoming Freshman
​Undergraduate Students
Cultural and Global Studies​English Language and Literature​
History​Military Science
​World Languages and Culture
Philosophy Program​
​Religion Program
Political Science​
​Public Administration
Psychology​
​Sociology
Anthropology​
​Social Work
Women and Gender Studies Paper Prize​
The College of Science and Engineering 
Interdisciplinary Programs
Biology​
​Chemistry & Biochemistry
Computer Science
​Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Engineering & Technology​
​Geography & Environmental Studies
Mathematics​
​Physics

If you have any questions or would like more information about department scholarships, please contact the department. 

On Campus Employment

Working on campus is another way to earn funds to support your studies at CMU.  International students are permitted to work on campus up to 20 hours per week.  To learn about the current on campus employment opportunities available, please click here.