Center for Native American Youth at The Aspen Institute

Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College, in partnership with the Center for Native American Youth (CNAY), is pleased to announce the creation of the Heinz College – CNAY Scholarship Program.

The scholarship program is designed to provide financial support to constituents of the CNAY and who also have successfully completed their bachelor’s degree.

Starting in 2013, Heinz College will award the scholarship to CNAY students who are entering one of the College’s full-time graduate degree programs. The award will be made at the time of admission (no separate application is necessary). To be considered for the scholarship, Heinz College applicants should indicate their involvement with the CNAY. The students who are admitted will receive at least $6,000 per semester, and most students will receive more.

The partnership has been established as part of Heinz College’s commitment to promoting innovative decision-making and diverse perspectives in leadership across the public, non-profit and private sectors. In addition to the Heinz College – CNAY Scholarship, Heinz offers a series of other scholarships in an effort to promote these directives, including the Tribal Affairs Fellowship and the Choctaw Nation Scholarship program. Multiple full-tuition scholarships with $6,000 per year research assistantships are awarded to students committed to promoting the advancement of the American Indian population and tribal affairs via the Tribal Affairs Fellowship.

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Applicants must indicate their involvement with the CNAY on their application for admission and also have successfully completed their bachelor’s degree.

Admissions Requirements
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.

To learn more about the Heinz College or the CNAY partnership, please contact David Eber, Director of Admissions at or 412-268-3347, or complete a brief prospective student profile.