American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship

American University
Bachelor’s Degree

Deadline: 15 Dec 2014
Study in: USA
Course starts August 2015

Brief description:

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(s):

American University, Washington DC.

Field(s) 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.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

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 (approximately US$4,000).

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 applying as first-year (freshman) students at American University for the August 2015 semester. You cannot be currently enrolled in or have already begun any studies at another university.

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).

The most competitive applicants should have:

•  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
•  Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, with a minimum 95 TOEFL iBT, 7.0 IELTS or 600 paper-based TOEFL

Application instructions:

Full details will be available at the official website by 1 September 2014.

To qualify for August 2015 intake, students must submit the EGL Scholarship Application, the Common Application, and AU Supplement forms plus all supporting documents by 15  December 2014.

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.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.american.edu/admissions/international/egls.cfm

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