Full Scholarship for 1st Year University Student, USA

Deadline: 15 January 2013
Open to: secondary school students applying as first-year students for the fall (August) 2013 semester.
Scholarship: full tuition, fees, room and board.


The American University 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 to returning home to improve under-resourced, underserved communities in his/her home country.

The scholarship provides full tuition, fees, room and board for one first-year (freshman) high-achieving international student who will need a visa to study in the United States (preference will be for those who need an F-1 or J-1 student visa). It is renewable for a total of four years of undergraduate study, based on continued satisfactory academic performance. U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents or dual citizens of the U.S. and another country, are not eligible to apply.


To be considered for the scholarship, candidates must be secondary school students (not university students) applying as first-year (freshman) students for the fall (August) 2013 semester.

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 socioeconomic backgrounds.

The most competitive applicants should have:

  1. A minimum 3.8 GPA equivalent (or in the top 10 percent of graduating class) for 9th-12th grades
  2. A demonstrated commitment to service and advancing the needs of people in their home country
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, with a minimum 90 TOEFL iBT (with no subscore lower than 20) or 6.5 IELTS (with no subscore lower than 6.0)
  4. Demonstrated leadership, volunteerism and community service


To apply to the AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship, complete the online application AVAILABLE HERE.

Students must apply Regular Decision only and must submit the American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship application (link above), the Common Application and AU Supplement, and all supporting documents by January 15, 2013.

More information about completing the Common Application can be found HERE. To be considered for admission to American University, your application and all supporting documents listed below must be received by January 15, 2013:

  • Completed Common Application form, including essay and CV/Resume
  • Common Application Supplement
  • Academic records with official transcripts and certified English translations if applicable
  • Two academic letters of recommendation
  • Demonstrated English proficiency
  • Application fee of U.S.$65

No SAT or ACT Needed! American University does not evaluate SAT or ACT scores for students (including U.S. citizens) graduating from secondary schools outside the United States. Please do not submit your SAT or ACT scores to the office.

For more information, please contact [email protected] and see the original website HERE.

More information for international applicants interested in American University can be found HERE.

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