Scholarships and Fellowships
Scholarships/Fellowships for MSIT Students
A separate application is not necessary for consideration for the following Heinz College scholarships. MSIT 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.
Please note: Scholarship awards combined with employer tuition remission may not exceed the cost of tuition and fees.
**Please Note: Students who are eligible for more than one scholarship listed below from Heinz College may not be entitled to the full award for the second scholarship.**
MSIT Program Scholarship
Students not eligible for the scholarships listed below may be considered for a merit-based scholarship from the MSIT program. These scholarships are awarded to exceptional students joining the MSIT program based on the strength of their Application for Admission and demonstrated potential for advancing in their careers.
Pittsburgh Regional Leaders Scholarship
The Heinz College offers a limited number of Regional Leaders Scholarships to incoming full- and part-time students who have 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 Fellowship
Up to two half-tuition fellowships are awarded annually to women who demonstrate the potential for excellence and leadership in the field of information technology and management.
Government and Non-Profit Scholarship
Students employed by U.S. federal, state, or local government or a non-profit organization are eligible to receive a scholarship equal to 25% of tuition costs. In order to qualify, students must provide written verification of employment on their employer's letterhead with the Application for Admission. The letter must be signed by the student's supervisor. Students are asked to submit verification of continued eligible employment to the MSIT program office annually (awarded as an MSIT Program Scholarship).
Heinz College Strategic Partners Scholarships
The Heinz College has partnered with a number of 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 partner 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 organizations on the Application for Admission. Heinz College typically awards scholarships equivalent to 30% of tuition to eligible partner affiliates enrolling on a part-time basis. Students affiliated with our Foundational Partners are eligible to receive 50% of their tuition in the MSIT program. Click here for full details of the benefits for each partner's affiliates.
Education Partners Scholarships
Regional 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 REPA scholarship. The Heinz College awards a scholarship of at least 30% of their tuition each semester to eligible students enrolling on a part-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 MSIT 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 NEPA scholarship. The Heinz College awards a scholarship of at least 30% of tuition per semester to eligible students enrolling on a part-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 MSIT Program Scholarship).
Heinz College CIO Institute Alumni Scholarships
Students who have completed CMU’s CISO Executive Education and Certification Program or the CIO Institute’s Certificate Program are eligible for an MSIT tuition discount (Heinz College CIOI/CISO Alumni Scholarship) equal to any tuition that had been paid to complete the CIOI or CISO certificate by the individual student or their sponsor/employer/etc. Any money paid to complete the certificate would be matched with a tuition discount from MSIT (reducing the cost to complete the MSIT degree). In order to be considered, applicants to the MSIT program should indicate their enrollment status with CIOI or CISO on the Application for Admission.
Please note: The CIOI/CISO alumni scholarship (tuition discount) would only be available once a student has completed all of the certificate’s requirements.
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.