The American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship promotes educational access and opportunity, enhancing international diversity and covers all expenses.
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American University is a diverse body of students, who represent all 50 states and 123 countries. Many of our students are international, as well as U.S. citizens from secondary schools outside the United States, who bring a unique perspective to our community of changemakers. American University will challenge you intellectually and provide you with access to one of the most international cities in the world.
Only one AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship is available for Fall 2024. If you are not selected as the 2024 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 2024-2025 academic year are U.S.$78,296.
The AU EGL scholarship is renewable for a total of four years of undergraduate study, based on continued satisfactory academic performance. Students interested in all majors offered at AU are eligible to apply.
To be considered for the American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship, you must:
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
125+ Duolingo (all subscores must be 115 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 2024.
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 2024.
Scholarship Duration and Reward
The AU EGL scholarship covers all billable AU expenses (full tuition, room, and board) for one international student who will need a non-immigrant 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, taxes, and miscellaneous expenses (approximately U.S.$4,000 per year).
Method of Application
To be considered for this scholarship, use the “CLICK HERE TO APPLY” button below to start your application.