The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship

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Scholarship Description: The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship is targeted to high-achieving international students for one year scholarship who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in the US and who are dedicated to positive civic and social change. It is intended for students who will be to returning home to improve under-resourced, underserved communities in his/her home country.

Scholarship Provider: American University

Degree Level: Bachelor Degree

Number of Scholarship: 1 scholarship available

Application deadline: December 15, 2018

Scholarship Benefit: The one year scholarship worth $4000 for the awarded student from any region across the world.

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Scholarship Value: The AU EGL scholarship covers all billable AU expenses (full tuition, room and board) for one international student who will need a visa (preferably an F-1 or J-1 student visa) to study in the United States. The scholarship does not cover non-billable expenses such as mandatory health insurance, books, airline tickets and miscellaneous expenses (approximately U.S.$4,000 per year).

 Eligibility Nationalities: The one year scholarship is targeted to international students from any country who are not U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or dual citizens of the U.S. and another country.

Eligibility:

 Preference will be given to:

    1. International students who have overcome various obstacles and challenges as well as those from diverse and underrepresented global and socioeconomic backgrounds.
    2. A minimum 3.8 GPA equivalent (or in the top 10% of graduating class) for 9th-12th grades.
    3. A demonstrated commitment to leadership, volunteerism, community service and to advancing the needs of people in their home country.
    4. Students with a 95+ TOEFL iBT, 7.0+ IELTS, 600+ paper-based TOEFL (taken on or prior to May 31, 2017), or sub-scores of 24+ on the paper-based TOEFL (Taken after 31 May 2017).
    5. Students who are still enrolled in secondary/high school and graduating by June 2019.
    6. Important: Students in the IB system should plan to graduate with a full IB diploma with at lease 3 HL subjects. Students studying in the British A-Levels system must complete at least 3 A levels and finish 13 years of study before August 2019.

You are NOT eligible to apply if:

– You are a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or dual citizen of the U.S. and another country.

– You are enrolled in or have already begun any post-secondary studies at another university in your home country or the United States.

– You graduated secondary school earlier than 2017.

Official Scholarship Website

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