Undergraduate International Scholarships

General Merit Based Scholarships

President's Award

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 24 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. 
International Scholar Award

Incoming freshman who receive the Scholar Award will receive $4,000 per year for 4 years. Transfer students who receive the Scholar Award will receive $4,000 per year for 3 years.  Students who meet the following requirements are eligible for the award. 

  1. Overall GPA of 3.0-3.29 (on the US 4.0 scale)
  2. Proof of English proficiency
  3. Minimum of 24 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. 
International Opportunity Award

Incoming freshman who receive the Opportunity Award will receive $1,000 per year for 4 years. Transfer students who receive the Scholar Award will receive $1,000 per year for 3 years.  Students who meet the following requirements are eligible for the award. 

  1. Overall GPA of 2.8-2.99 (on the US 4.0 scale)
  2. Proof of English proficiency
  3. Minimum of 24 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. 

*Students who qualify will receive one of the above awards and will be award the largest of the scholarships in which they qualify.  The above awards cannot be stacked.

Residence Life Grant for Transfer Students

Scholarship provides $2,000 per year for 3 years. 

Open to new transfer students with a minimum of 12 univeristy earned credits and who choose to live on campus.

Can be renewed for up to three years by maintaining full-time enrollment and earning a minimum of 30 credit hours over each academic year.  Third-year renewal requires a good academic standing and at least 60 new credits earned here at CMU.

Can be earned in addition to the President's, Scholar, or Opportunity Award as well as Phi Theta Kappa Award.

Phi Theta Kappa Award for Transfer Students

Scholarship provides $1,000 per year for 3 years. 

Available to Phi Theta Kappa members with a 3.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum of 12 transfer credits.  Students can renew by maintaining full-time enrollment and earning at least 30 new CMU credits per academic year.  Third-year renewal requires a minimum of a 3.0 CMU cumulative GPA and at least 60 new CMU credits.  

Can be earned in addition to the President's, Scholar, or Opportunity Award as well as Residence Life Grant.


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 

Students have the opportunity to use Scholarship Universe. Scholarship Universe is a matching system that maximizes scholarship opportunities for students. It allows students to create an academic profile that enables them to connect with various internal and external scholarship opportunities. For more information, please click here

Departmental Scholarships Also Available

For more information on departmental scholarships, please click here

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

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.