The American University Emerging Global Leader International Scholarship, USA


Deadline:

December 15, 2016

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About the scholarship

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. 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).

The AU EGL scholarship is renewable for a total of four years of undergraduate study, based on continued satisfactory academic performance.

Important: Only one AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship is available for Fall 2017. If you are not selected as the 2017 AU EGL recipient and wish to continue the application process, you may be eligible for partial merit scholarships. However, you will need to submit proof of additional funds beyond the initial U.S.$4,000 you provided. Estimated costs for the 2017-2018 academic year are U.S.$62,819. 

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.

AU EGLS candidates must apply Regular Decision for fall (August) 2017.

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 or 600 paper-based TOEFL (or above).

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Complete the online AU EGLS application (See in the "Further official information" link below this article) and Questions 1-4.
  2. Submit a bank letter and the AU Certification of Finances (AU CFIS) form –each demonstrating a minimum of U.S.$4,000. These can be scanned and emailed as PDF attachments to admissionsdocuments@american.edu. Examples of bank letters and the AU CFIS form template (See in the "Further official information" link below this article)
  3. Submit your official TOEFL or IELTS score results (preferred score: 95 TOEFL iBT, 7.0 IELTS or 600 paper-based TOEFL, or above) if available. These can be scanned and emailed to admissionsdocuments@american.edu. International Admissions will call ETS or IELTS to verify scores on your behalf.
  4. Complete and submit the Common Application or Coalition Application, together with all supporting documents per checklist by priority deadline December 15, 2016, or by January 10, 2017 latest. Please note that students who do not complete their application by the deadline will not be reviewed.
  5. If you are applying through a program supported by EducationUSA such as USAP, CCC, Diana Kamal Scholarship, or similar, please provide a letter from your EducationUSA center's adviser confirming your candidacy. You may request for them to send it to admissionsdocuments@american.edu as a PDF.
  6. If you are not selected as one of the finalists, you may still be considered for admission to American University, Washington, DC and eligible for partial merit scholarships. However, to continue the application process, you will need to submit proof of funds totaling U.S.$62,819 (estimated costs for first year of study). 

** Skype interviews will be required for AU EGL semi-finalists and finalists.

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. 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).

The AU EGL scholarship is renewable for a total of four years of undergraduate study, based on continued satisfactory academic performance.

Important: Only one AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship is available for Fall 2017. If you are not selected as the 2017 AU EGL recipient and wish to continue the application process, you may be eligible for partial merit scholarships. However, you will need to submit proof of additional funds beyond the initial U.S.$4,000 you provided. Estimated costs for the 2017-2018 academic year are U.S.$62,819. 

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.

AU EGLS candidates must apply Regular Decision for fall (August) 2017.

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 or 600 paper-based TOEFL (or above).


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 or Coalition Application, and international admissions process by December 15, 2016. 

How to Apply

To be considered for admission to AU, your application and supporting documents must be submitted by the appropriate deadline and must include all of the following:

  • Completed application form, including essay
  • Academic records with official transcripts
  • Two academic letters of recommendation
  • CV or resume
  • Demonstrated English proficiency (minimum TOEFL iBT 80/paper based 550, IELTS 6.5, or PTE 53)
  • Completed Certification of Finances for International Students (CFIS) form and bank letter
  • Application fee of U.S.$65.00

Important: A completed application means that the application form and all other documents listed above, including the CFIS and bank letter, must be submitted on time by the indicated deadline. Incomplete or late applications will reduce your chances of being admitted, as well as disqualify you from merit scholarship consideration.

Please note: TOEFL is not required of students attending secondary schools outside the United States for at least three years (grades 10, 11 and 12) where English is the only medium of instruction. A telephone interview may be recommended instead.

The SAT is not required for students graduating high school outside the United States, including U.S. citizens.

Applicants graduating from a secondary school in the United States must submit SAT or ACT scores.

Important: We strongly recommend that you use a courier service (please keep your tracking number) to send your complete application packet to:

International Admissions
American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Hamilton Building
Washington, DC 20016, USA
Tel: +1-202-885-6000

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

(for applicants living outside or within the United States and for applicants who wish to be considered for merit awards)

  • Early Decision: November 15
  • Regular Decision: January 15

Spring Semester

  • Students living outside the United States: September 1
  • Students living within the United States: December 1

Tip: First-year applicants who wish to be considered for AU merit awards (partial scholarships) should apply for the fall semester.

Early Decision

The Early Decision Plan at American University is an application option for freshman students for whom American University is their first choice. It is a binding program, which means that when you apply as an Early Decision candidate, you agree to enroll at American University, if admitted, in exchange for receiving your admission decision early.

The deadline for Early Decision is November 15, and students will be notified of their admission decision by December 31. In addition, Early Decision candidates who are eligible are also notified of their honors and merit scholarship status at the point of admission.

Remember that as an Early Decision candidate at AU, you may apply to other schools while your application to AU is being reviewed. However, if you are offered admission to AU, you must withdraw applications to all other colleges and universities at that time.

For more information click "Further official information" below.



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October 11, 2016
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