American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship – How to Apply

Emerging Global Leader Scholarship

There are many online scholarships to apply for, and American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship stands out as one of the best and easy to apply for.

About Emerging Global Leader

The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship is targeted at high-achieving international students who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in the US and 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.

The scholarships are targeted at international students from any country who are not U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or dual citizens of the U.S. and another country.

Scholarship value

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 U.S. $4,000).

Emerging Global Leader Scholarship

It is renewable for a total of four years of undergraduate study, based on continued satisfactory academic performance.

Eligibility:

Preference will be given to:

  • 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 (or in the top 10% of graduating class) for 9th-12th grades.
  • A demonstrated commitment to leadership, volunteerism, community service, and 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); or 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 in 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.

You are NOT eligible to apply if:

You are a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, U.S. pending 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.

You graduated from secondary school earlier than 2021.

Application instructions:

To apply to the AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship, you must apply and complete the AU EGLS application, Common or Coalition Application, and international admissions process by 15 December 2021 (priority deadline) or by 15 January 2023 at the latest. AU EGLS applicants must apply for Regular Decision for fall (August) 2023. Do not apply Early Decision (ED).

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

AU EGLS applicants must apply for Regular Decision for fall (August) 2023. Do not apply Early Decision (ED).

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 out of 4.0 GPA (or in the top 10% of graduating class) for 9th-12th grades.
  3. A demonstrated commitment to leadership, volunteerism, community service, and advancing the needs of people in their home country.
  4. 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.
  5. Students who are still enrolled in secondary/high school and graduating by June 2023.
  6. Important: Students in the IB system should plan to graduate with a full IB diploma in 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.

Instructions

Complete the online AU EGLS application; the application will be available on September 1, 2022.

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 uploaded via your Future Eagle Portal or sent by fax to +1-202-885-1025. Examples of bank letters and the AU CFIS form template

Submit your official TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo English, PTE, or Cambridge Assessment English Test score results by December 15, 2022, at the latest. Please have official English proficiency score reports sent directly to American University Undergraduate Admissions.

Complete and submit the Common Application or Coalition Application, together with all supporting documents per checklist by the AU EGLS priority deadline of December 15, 2022, or by January 15, 2023, at the latest. Please note that the preliminary AU EGLS application packet must include a bank letter confirming a minimum of US$4,000 (not US$73,802). Students who do not submit a complete application packet with all supporting documents by the deadline will not be reviewed.

If you are applying through a program supported by EducationUSA or if you are a past FLEX or YES high school scholarship recipient from the U.S. Department of State, please provide a letter from your EducationUSA center’s adviser confirming your candidacy. You may request that the letter be sent to levinson@american.edu as a PDF.

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.$73,802 (estimated costs for the first year of study).

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