Scholarships

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Scholarships 2018-02-07T10:02:29+00:00

Funding is available for both U.S. and international students. All applicants who receive invitations to join RISS are automatically considered for scholarships. Simply apply to RISS today!

Scholarship guidelines, criteria, and funding amounts are sponsor specific. Funding normally covers living expenses and transportation. RISS is a tuition-free program. Key funding  partners include the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), and other external partners. More details and  criteria can be found below.

Funding and scholarship opportunities include:

  • United States National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Scholarships (an average of ten per cohort)
  • Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) (an average of five per cohort)
  • CMU Robotics Institute direct financial support (an average of fifteen per cohort)
  • Women in Transportation Fellowship (an average of one per cohort)
  • Some scholars receive funding through external partnerships and scholarships from their home country or university.

NSF REU Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

  • US Citizen, US National, or US Permanent Resident (NSF requirement)
  • Completion of at least sophomore year
  • Must still be an undergraduate during the semester following the RISS program
  • GPA of 3.0 or above

FICCI Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

  • Indian Citizen
  • Completion of at least sophomore year

Women in Transportation Fellowship Eligibility Criteria:

  • US Citizen, US National, or US Permanent Resident (NSF requirement)
  • Completion of at least sophomore year
  • Must still be an undergraduate during the semester following the RISS program
  • GPA of 3.0 or above

Some data from RISS scholarships awarded in 2017