The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship promotes educational access and opportunity while enhancing international diversity. Bringing together the best of AU — academic excellence, leadership development, and global engagement — the AU Emerging Global Leader achieves, inspires, and serves with vision. The AU EGL is dedicated to positive civic and social change, and will return home to improve under-resourced, underserved communities in his/her home country.
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.
Scholarship Provider: American University, Washington DC, USA
Study Major(s): Any undergraduate study offered at the University
Course Level: Scholarship is provided for undergraduate studies
Scholarship can be taken at: USA
Scholarship for International Students: Yes. The scholarships are 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.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.
Basic Eligibility Requirements: AU EGLS candidates must apply Regular Decision for fall (August) 2016.
Preference will be given to:
- International students who have overcome various obstacles and challenges as well as those from diverse and underrepresented global and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- A minimum 3.8 GPA equivalent (or in the top 10% of graduating class) for 9th-12th grades.
- A demonstrated commitment to leadership, volunteerism, community service and to advancing the needs of people in their home country.
- Students with a 95 TOEFL iBT, 7.0 IELTS or 600 paper-based TOEFL (or above).
Number of award(s): One (1) scholarship is available
Duration of award(s): The AU EGL scholarship is renewable for a total of four years of undergraduate study, based on continued satisfactory academic performance.
Scholarship Cover: The AU EGL scholarship covers all billable AU expenses
- Full tuition
- Room and board
The scholarship does not cover non-billable expenses such as mandatory health insurance, books, airline tickets and miscellaneous expenses
Selection Criteria: The AU EGLS selection process is most competitive. Priority consideration will be given to those AU EGLS applicants who apply and complete the AU EGLS application, Common Application, and international admissions process before deadline.
Notification: Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted and Skype interviews will be required for AU EGL semi-finalists and finalists.
How to Apply: To apply to the AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship you must complete the online scholarship application form and submit required supporting documents by 15 December 2015 or at the latest, 15 January 2016.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Closing Date: The deadline is January 15, 2016