Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project

Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College, in partnership with the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project Inc. (CLYLP), awards a tuition-based scholarship to CLYLP alumni and CLYLP Comcast Fellows. Those who are admitted and enroll in a full-time master’s programs at Heinz College are eligible for the following scholarship support:

  • CLYLP Alumni are eligible for a minimum $6,000 tuition scholarship per semester of full-time enrollment
  • CLYLP Comcast Fellows are eligible for a minimum 50% tuition scholarship per semester

CLYLP alumni and CLYLP Comcast Fellows will also be considered for additional merit-based aid based on the standard crieria within the application for admission to Heinz College.

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, similar to the mission of CLYLP.

Heinz College does not charge an application fee.


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Eligibility for Scholarship
Applicants must indicate their involvement with the CLYLP on their application for admission. Students must complete their bachelor's degree prior to enrolling in a master's degree program at Heinz College.

The partnership program is designed for CLYLP alumni who have attended CLYLP’s Sacramento Leadership Conference, Los Angeles Institute, Bay Area Institute or San Joaquin Valley Institute (collectively, “CLYLP Alumni”) or received a CLYLP Comcast Fellowship (“CLYLP Comcast Fellows”), and who 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 (Including the institution where they have or will complete their bachelor's degree), 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/ GMAT, 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.

CLYLP alumni and fellows will have the option to defer their admission for one year.

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