The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship is targeted to high-achieving international students 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.
Host Institution: American University, Washington DC, and Course starts August 2013
Field of study: Any undergraduate study offered at the University
Number of Scholarships: One (1) scholarship will be awarded to a first-year (freshman) international student
Target group: The scholarships are targeted to international secondary school students from any country. U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents or dual citizens of the U.S. and another country, are not eligible to apply.
Preference will be given to international students who have overcome various obstacles and challenges as well as those from diverse and under-represented global and socio-economic backgrounds.
Value: The scholarship provides full tuition, fees, room and board. It is renewable for a total of four years of undergraduate study, based on continued satisfactory academic performance.
Eligibility: To be considered for the scholarship, candidates must be secondary school students (not university students) applying as first-year (freshman) students at American University for the August 2013 semester. Candidates must be from any another country other than the US and must need a visa to study in the United States (preference will be for those who need an F-1 or J-1 student visa).
In order to be eligible for the scholarship, the applicants should have:
• A minimum 3.8 GPA equivalent (or in the top 10 percent of graduating class) for 9th-12th grades
• A demonstrated commitment to service and advancing the needs of people in their home country
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, with a minimum 90 TOEFL iBT (with no subscore lower than 20) or 6.5 IELTS (with no subscore lower than 6.0)
• Demonstrated leadership, volunteerism and community service
Application instructions: This scholarship is highly competitive. You must have a minimum 3.8 GPA equivalent and minimum 90 TOEFL or 6.5 IELTS English proficiency score in order to qualify for this scholarship. Only apply if you meet these criteria.
To qualify for August 2013 intake, students must submit the EGL Scholarship Application, the Common Application, and AU Supplement forms plus all supporting documents by 15 January 2013.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the applications forms and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Deadline: 15 January 2013
Further Information: http://www.american.edu/admissions/international/egls.cfm