Resources for the Native American Community

At Heinz College, we value the diversity of our student population and strive to provide the resources to help make our communities feel comfortable and at home. Below are some partnerships and organizations our Native American community may find to be useful during their studies here at Carnegie Mellon University.

Tribal Affairs Fellowship
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. A separate application is not necessary for consideration for the Tribal Affairs Fellowship. Students who indicate in the application for admission that they want to be considered for financial aid are automatically considered for any applicable scholarship opportunities, including the Tribal Affairs Fellowship.

Choctaw Nation Scholarship Program
Starting in 2012, Heinz College will award the Heinz College-Choctaw Nation Scholarship to Choctaw 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 contact the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Staff in their Scholarship Advisement Program in order to be considered for nomination. The students who are nominated will receive at least $6,000 per semester.

Center for Native American Youth at The Aspen Institute (CNAY)
Starting in 2013, Heinz College will award the Heinz College-CNAY 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 nominated will receive at least $6,000 per semester, and most students will receive more.

Native American Heritage at CMU
Celebrate and learn about Native American Heritage on campus during the fall semester. In past years this initiative featured an Annual Art Exhibition & Education Project in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Federal Executive Board’s Native American Heritage Committee. This year we will feature a dessert networking reception and host a series of workshops and musical performances in collaboration with campus Spiritual & Meaning Making initiatives.

Native American Cultural Organizations in Pittsburgh
• Carnegie Museum of Natural History: American Indians & the Natural World
• Native American Home Page
• Delaware (Lenape) Tribe of Indians
• Erie
• The Lenni-Lenape; The "Original People" of the Schuylkill Watershed
• The Lenni Lenape Historical Society and Museum of Indian Culture
• Susquehannock History