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CMU offers small class sizes, state-of-the-art facilities, and expert faculty who take an interest in your success. A CMU education is a great value, and we stand by our commitment to keep higher education affordable. Last year, we awarded more than $73 million in financial aid and scholarships to 75% of the student body.

General and Departmental Scholarships

CMU now offers an all-in-one scholarship application for general and departmental scholarships. Log in to MAVzone to apply for scholarships. Once you've logged in, go to the Student Finance tab and click on the button under "Apply for Scholarships".

*Watch your MAVzone for information on when the application for scholarships for the 2016-17 is available.

You can also browse scholarships online but will not be able to apply for them without logging in.

New and Transfer Student Scholarships

View scholarships for new incoming students and transfer students

Other Scholarship Opportunities

View other scholarship resources.

Sample Scholarship "Thank You" Letter

A well-written thank you letter lets the donor of your scholarship know how much you appreciate the award and their generosity.

View a sample thank you letter.

Please submit your note to the CMU Financial Aid Office. It will be forwarded to the donor.