Carnegie Mellon University has announced a $5 million gift from the Posner family of Pittsburgh in support of undergraduate scholarships.
The gift from the Posners, represented by CMU trustee Anne Molloy and her husband, Henry Posner III, will bolster the university's Presidential Fellowships and Scholarship program, which seeks to recruit and retain the best and the brightest students globally, as well as the faculty who mentor them. The funds will add at least five undergraduate scholarships to the program, which supports nearly a hundred and fifty students annually.
The new gift builds on the Posner family's longtime support of CMU, which includes funds contributed toward construction of the Posner Center on CMU's main campus in 2004, as well as support for the expansion of the Jared Cohon University Center and the School of Drama Centennial Celebration.
"Carnegie Mellon is dedicated to attracting a diverse cohort of outstanding students from around the world and all walks of life," said CMU president Subra Suresh. "We thank the Posner family for their generous gift, which will help expand access to a CMU education for many students, allowing us to create an even more diverse student body. Their commitment testifies to the importance of this mission."