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A summary of all the different forms of funding available. Click on the description for more details. We welcome submissions to our fellowship page! Please email with submission details.

You can find additional fellowship opportunities on the CMU SCS Fellowship Opportunities page. There are also many more women-specific scholarships that can be found at the Scholarships for Women page at Online Colleges.

Last updated on February 20, 2015.

Active Fellowships and Scholarships

Description Amount Status Deadline Gender US Citizen Other Eligibility
AAUW American Fellowships $6,000-$30,000 Active November 17, 2015 Female Yes Permanent residents
AAUW Career Development Grants $2,000-$12,000 Active December 15, 2015 Female Yes Bachelor's degree required.
AAUW Community Action Grants $2,000-$10,000 Active Varies Female Yes Permanent residents.
Buildium’s Women in Technology Scholarship $2,500 Active April 1, 2015 Female No Enrolled in a Product Design, Interaction Design, User Experience Design, Engineering, or Computer Science program.
CREU Undergraduate Research Program $3,000 stipend, $1,500 expenditures Active May 18, 2015 Female Yes Permanent residents. Completed two years of undergraduate study at the college level.
Etsy Hacker Grants $5,000 Active Varies Female No Attend Hacker School for the summer, a three-month, full-time school in New York
GSA Graduate Student Conference Funding $500-$1000 Active Varies All No Graduate Students @ Carnegie Mellon
L'Oreal Women in Science Fellowship Program $60,000 Active March 20, 2015 Female No Postgraduate students, citizens or permanent residents.
Microsoft Research Fellowship Full tuition + fees Active Varies All No Various requirements for various programs
National Research Council of the National Academies $42,000 Active Varies All Varies Must have earned a Ph.D., Sc.D., M.D., D.V.M., or academically equivalent research doctorate before beginning tenure. Some laboratories have citizen restrictions
Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS) $10,000 Active February 25, 2015 Female No Junior, senior, or first year grad student; must meet all SWE requirements
Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarship $1,000-$10,000 Active Varies Female Varies Various requirements for various scholarships
SURG Grant $500-$1,000 Active March 25, 2015 All No CMU undergrad.
University of Memphis Fellowships Tuition plus stipends Active March 15, 2015 Female No Must be applying for grad school at the University of Memphis

Pending Fellowships

Description Amount Status Deadline Gender US Citizen Other Eligibility
AAUW International Fellowships $18,000-$30,000 Pending December 1, 2014 Female No International graduate and postgraduate women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Goldwater Scholarship Program $7,500 Pending January 23, 2015 All Yes Permanent residents, must be nominated by CMU's designated Goldwater Faculty Representative.
Google Anita Borg Scholarship $10,000 Pending January 15, 2015 Female No GPA 3.5+; graduate student or senior year of undergrad; permanent resident; international students
Google PhD Fellowship Tuition, fees, and stipend Pending November 3, 2014 All No CMU: please submit materials to April Foster ( by Feb 12th
Intel Ph.D. Fellowship Unknown Pending Contact to find out All No Ph.D. students focusing on semiconductor technologies and within 18 months of graduation from selected universities. Must be nominated by their university.
National Physical Science Consortium $20,000 Pending November 30, 2014 All Yes Senior undergrad with 3.0 GPA or graduate students.
Semiconductor Research Corporation Graduate Fellowship Program $26,232 Pending Contact to find out All Yes U.S. citizens or have permanent resident, refugee, or political asylum status in the U.S. Are pursuing or planning to pursue a Ph.D. degree with research relevant to microelectronics under the guidance of a GRC-approved faculty member.
The Tisdale Fellowship $7,995 to attend the Institute on Business and Government Affairs (IBGA), $1,000 stipend Pending February 10, 2015 All No Junior, senior, or graduate students.

Closed Fellowships

Description Amount Status Deadline Gender US Citizen Other Eligibility
APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women $2,500+ Closed February 15, 2015 Female No Full-time sophomores and juniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
DOE Computational Science Grad. Fellowship $72,430 Closed January 8, 2013 All Yes Permanent residents.
Eaton Corporation Multicultural Scholarship Program (EMSP) $3,000 Closed May 3, 2013 All No In-coming sophomore, seniors, and juniors pursuing a degree at the institutions listed on the website. Must have a 3.00 GPA and must be authorized to work in the U.S. without a visa sponsorship
Facebook Fellowship Program Tuition, conference fees, $30,000 stipend Closed January 7, 2013 All No Full-time Ph.D students, must be noinated by a faculty member and enrolled during the academic year that the fellowship is awarded.
George Washington Univ. Graduate Scholarships $14,000-$30,000, varies by degree Closed January 31, 2015 All Yes GPA 3.0+ for undergraduates; GPA 3.2+ for graduates
Harry S. Truman Scholarships $30,000 Closed February 3, 2015 All No Full-time juniors
IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards Tuition, fees, and stipend Closed October 28, 2014 All No Full-time Ph.D students.
Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award $25,000 Closed February 4, 2014 All No Must be enrolled in a graduate degree program and participate in Fellowship activities
Jennings Family Brave Companions Fund Varies Closed February 20, 2015 All Yes QPA 3.0+, CMU sophomore or junior, permanent residents
NSF IGERT Fellowships 75% of cost Closed January 14, 2013 All Yes Please refer to the link.
NVDIA Graduate Fellowship Program $25,000 Closed Unknown (opens fall 2015) All No Students must have already completed their first year of full time Ph.D. level studies.
Palantir Scholarship for Women in Technology $1,500-$10,000 Closed December 31, 2014 Female No -
Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship Full tuition, $25,000-$41,800 stipend Closed December 15, 2014 All Yes GPA 3.0+, able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories, agree to post-graduate employment with the DoD.
Siebel Scholars Program $35,000 Closed July 15, 2013 All No Final-year students
Sony Gamers In Real Life (G.I.R.L.) Scholarship $10,000 Closed February 5, 2014 Female No -
The Upstart/Startup Grants Varies Closed Unknown All Yes -