Scholarships and Fellowships
Heinz College Scholarship/Fellowships for MISM Students
A separate application is not necessary for consideration for the following Heinz College scholarships and fellowships. MISM students who indicate in the application for admission that they want to be considered for financial aid are automatically considered for any applicable scholarship opportunities.
Students who are eligible for more than one scholarship from Heinz College may not be entitled to the minimum award for the second scholarship.
MISM Program Scholarships
These merit-based scholarships are awarded to exceptional students joining the MISM program on the basis of academic and/or professional achievement.
American Technology Fellowships
Multiple fellowships are awarded to enrolling students who exemplify a strong commitment to the field of IT Management. The Heinz College awards a minimum scholarship of $10,000 per semester up to a full tuition scholarship to eligible students enrolling on a full-time basis. Applicants must be US citizens to qualify.
Information Systems in the Community Program Fellowship
Students who have successfully completed a Information Systems in the Community summer program at Carnegie Mellon University (summer prior to completing bachelor's degree) and are admitted to the MISM program are awarded a scholarship ranging from one-half tuition to full tuition and an annual stipend of $6,000 per year.
Pittsburgh Regional Leaders Scholarships
Heinz College offers a limited number of Regional Leaders Scholarships to incoming full and part-time students who have a demonstrated a commitment to the Pittsburgh community. Applicants interested in the Regional Leaders Scholarships are required to have one of their three letters of recommendation written by someone who can testify to the applicant's commitment to and impact on the Pittsburgh community.
Women in Technology Fellowships
Heinz College offers a limited number of half-tuition fellowships to incoming female MISM students who demonstrate the potential for excellence and leadership in the field of information technology and management.
Women in Transportation Fellowships
The Women in Transportation Fellowship will be awarded to an outstanding female student who has demonstrated an interest and commitment to Intelligent Transportation Systems. This half- tuition to full-tuition scholarship will be awarded each year to an incoming student who is entering the Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) or the Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM) degree programs.
MISM (and MSPPM) applicants interested in this fellowship should choose "Transportation" as their area of interest within the online application. In addition, applicants are encouraged to use the standard essay, optional essay or optional video essay to express their interest. Please see this page for more information.
Heinz College Strategic Partners Scholarships
The Heinz College has partnered with the following organizations to provide financial support to their members in order to help reduce the cost of attending graduate school. Admitted students who are affiliated with one or more of the following organizations are eligible for a Strategic Partners Scholarship from Heinz College as a result of that affiliation.
In order to be considered, applicants should indicate their experience/involvement with one or more of the following organizations on the Application for Admission. Heinz College awards scholarships of either $6,000 or $10,000 per semester to eligible students enrolling on a full-time basis. Students affiliated with our Foundational Partners (marked with an *** below) are eligible to receive $10,000 per semester. All other partners' affiliates are awarded $6,000 per semester.
Affiliation with more than one partner organization does not increase the total available scholarship award. Please note that students who are eligible for more than one of our scholarships with a guaranteed minimum may not be entitled to the minimum award amount for the second scholarship.
• ***City Year
• ***Coro Fellows
• Fulbright Scholarship Program
• Truman Scholarship Program
Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship
Students who have successfully completed a PPIA junior summer institute and are admitted to the MISM program are awarded a scholarship ranging from one-half tuition to full tuition and an annual stipend of $6,000 per year. See the PPIA program's Web site for more information.
Heinz College awards scholarships of at least $6,000 per semester to eligible Fulbright Fellows entering the MISM program. More information on the Fulbright Fellowship program can be found on the program website (may be awarded as an MISM Program Scholarship).
West Point Candidates Scholarships
Eligible students for this scholarship are limited to Active Duty Army Officers who attend graduate school and complete a follow up assignment as an instructor at West Point. Active duty officers admitted to the MISM program are provided with a scholarship equal to 55% of the then-current tuition each semester. The remaining expenses (45% of tuition, all fees, textbooks and other required course materials, accommodation, meals, travel and other personal expenses) are the responsibility of the applicable West Point Candidate.
These officers, once approved to be nominated by West Point’s academic departments, need to also be approved by their assignment branch at the Army Human Resources Command (AHRC), as part of the Blue Book recruiting process. This scholarship is set up for future USMA instructors only and all assignments are determined by the USMA’s academic departments. Any interested candidates should contact:
Assistant Dean for Military Personnel
Office of the Dean of the Academic Board
(845) 938-2695; DSN 688
Regional and National Education Partners Scholarships
Regional Partners Alumni Scholarships
Incoming master's students who have completed their bachelor's degree at a regional education partner of the Heinz College are awarded an RPA scholarship. The Heinz College awards a scholarship of at least $6,000 per semester to eligible students enrolling on a full-time basis. Students who have graduated from these colleges prior to enrolling at Heinz College are eligible for this award (may be awarded as an MISM Program Scholarship).
National Education Partners Alumni Scholarships
Incoming master's students who have completed their bachelor's degree at a regional education partner of the Heinz College are awarded an RPA scholarship. The Heinz College awards a scholarship of at least $6,000 per semester to eligible students enrolling on a full-time basis. Students who have graduated from these universities prior to enrolling at Heinz College are eligible for this award (may be awarded as an MISM Program Scholarship).
United States Military Veterans Scholarships/Benefits
U.S. Military Veterans Scholarship
U.S. Military Veterans who are not receiving 100% tuition benefits through the US Department of Veterans Affairs are eligible to receive a scholarship of up to 25% of tuition costs (students can be awarded additional scholarship support above and beyond this particular award by the admissions committee). In order to qualify, students must provide written verification of their Veteran's status with the Application for Admission. The letter must be signed by the student's supervisor (may be awarded a "Program Scholarship").
Other U.S. Military Veterans Benefits
U.S. Military Veterans can learn more about available benefits on our Veterans Education Benefits page.
General Heinz College Scholarship Information
Students who are eligible for more than one scholarship from Heinz College may not be entitled to the minimum award for the second scholarship. Typically, scholarships or scholarship percentages offered by Heinz College are renewable for subsequent semesters of enrollment however; any scholarship or fellowship offered may be reduced or rescinded for any of the following reasons:
* Changing the academic program of study
* A difference in the number of enrolled units originally used to calculate eligibility
* Extending the normal program length
* Deferment of offer of admission
* Failure to make satisfactory academic progress
* Financial aid overaward**
**Total /scholarship/ from all sources generally may not exceed thecost of tuition and fees. Total /financial aid/ from all sources may not exceed the total cost of attendance.