American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship

The aim of the American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship is to promote educational access and opportunity while enhancing international diversity. This scholarship helps to bring together students that are excellent in their academics, that are great and potential leaders, and who can engage globally. 

The American University Emerging Global Leader 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.

American University, Washington DC, USA

To be eligible for the AU EGLS, the school will consider

  • 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 out of 4.0 GPA (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 one of the following:
    • 95+ TOEFL iBT (all subscores must be 20 or above)
    • Sub-scores of 24+ on the paper-based TOEFL (Taken after May 31, 2017)
    • 7.0+ IELTS (all subscores must be 6.0 or above)
    • 33 minimum SAT Reading subscore
    • 29 minimum ACT English
    • 65 minimum PTE
    • 120+ Duolingo (all subscores must be 110 or above)
    • Cambridge Assessment English score of 185 or higher. Each sub-score must be 169 or higher.
  • Students who are still enrolled in secondary/high school and graduating by June 2023.
  • Important: Students in the IB system should plan to graduate with a full IB diploma with at least 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 2023.

Students not Eligible

  • Applicants that are U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, U.S. pending permanent residents, or dual citizens of the U.S. and another country.
  • Applicants enrolled in or have already begun post-secondary studies at another university in your home country or the United States.
  • Applicants that graduated secondary school earlier than 2021.

The AU EGLS selection process is the most competitive. Priority consideration will be given to those AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship applicants who apply and complete the application, Common Application, and international admissions document submission process by December 15, 2022

15 Dec 2022/15 Jan 2023 (annual)

Study in: USA

Course starts August 2023

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