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 (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(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. 

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.