Are you an international student aspiring to pursue your undergraduate studies in the United States of America? If yes, then the American University (AU) Emerging Global Leader Scholarship might just be the opportunity you need to achieve your dreams. The scholarship is designed for international students who are high achievers and committed to creating positive social and civic change in their home countries.
The scholarship is open to international students from any country, except U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or dual citizens of the U.S. and another country. The scholarship covers all billable AU expenses, including full tuition, room, and board for a total of four years of undergraduate study, based on continued satisfactory academic performance. However, it does not cover non-billable expenses such as mandatory health insurance, books, airline tickets, and miscellaneous expenses (approximately U.S. $4,000).
To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must have a minimum 3.8 GPA equivalent (or in the top 10% of graduating class) for 9th-12th grades, and demonstrate a commitment to leadership, volunteerism, community service, and advancing the needs of people in their home country. Also, applicants must provide evidence of a minimum score of 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.
If you meet the eligibility criteria, then you can apply by completing the AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship application, Common or Coalition Application, and international admissions process by 15th December 2023 (priority deadline) or by 15th January 2024 at the latest. It is important to note that AU EGLS applicants must apply for Regular Decision for fall (August) 2024 and not Early Decision (ED). For more information and access to the application form, visit the official scholarship website at http://www.american.edu/admissions/international/egls.cfm.
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