Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College and University of Nebraska-Lincoln Raikes School of Computer Science and Management (UNL/ RS) agree to a partnership to provide qualified University of Nebraska-Lincoln Raikes School alumni with scholarship support while attending the Heinz College.
In conjunction with its newly established partnership with University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Heinz College will create the Heinz College- University of Nebraska-Lincoln AlumniScholarship Fund. Beginning in 2011, Heinz College will award the scholarship to incoming students in any of the full-time programs offered by Heinz who have graduated from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The award will be made at the time of admission (no separate application is necessary) and the student will receive at least $6,000 per semester. To be considered, applicants should indicate their status with University of Nebraska-Lincolnon the application for admission.
Each year, a maximum of ten qualified students in the Heinz College’s incoming class can be awarded the Heinz College- University of Nebraska-Lincoln AlumniScholarship.
The program is designed for UNL/ RS graduates who are interested in pursuing a master’s degree at the Heinz College.
The Heinz College’s MISM program requires at least one college-level programming course prior to enrollment. Heinz College’s other programs do not have formal prerequisites for admission. However, because the curriculum is highly quantitative, students should take at least one college-level in statistics, economics and in pre-calculus. Students who have not taken this coursework may be required to attend a summer program at the Heinz College for four weeks prior to the start of their program. There is no tuition for the summer program. We would encourage students to take these courses during their undergraduate studies at UNL/ RS.
UNL/ RS students are eligible to apply during their senior year for admission to the Heinz College for the following fall semester. UNL/ RS alumni are also encouraged to apply and are eligible for the same scholarship awards as current UNL/ RS students. To apply, prospective students must take the GRE (or GMAT), complete an application form, and submit transcripts from all universities attended, three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose and a resume. Students can apply on-line for free. Students are granted admission on the basis of academic achievement, performance on the GRE, experience in the proposed field of study, leadership experience, fit of their goals with the program, and recommendations that indicate they are capable of excelling in a rigorous master’s program. No single factor guarantees or prevents admission; all factors are weighed in the process.