The AU 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 will return home to improve under-resourced, underserved communities in their home country.
American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship is available to undertake Undergraduate, Bachelor level programs at American University.
Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.
The AU EGL 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.
International students who have overcome various obstacles
and challenges as well as those from diverse and underrepresented global and
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
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)
Students who are still enrolled in secondary/high school and
graduating by June 2021.
Necessary: 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 2021.
The AU EGLS selection process is most competitive. Priority
consideration will be gven to those AU EGLS applicants who apply and complete
the AU EGLS application, Common or Coalition Application, and international
admissions process by December 15, 2020.
Complete the online
AU EGLS application.
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, or Duolingo English
Test score results by December 15, 2020 at the latest. Please have official
English proficiency score reports sent directly to American University
Complete and submit the Common Application or Coalition
Application, together with all supporting
documents per checklist by AU EGLS priority deadline of December 15,
2020, or by January 15, 2021 at the latest. Please note that 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 such as USAP,
CCC, Opportunity Grants, Diana Kamal Scholarship Search, or similar, 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 for the letter to be sent
to [email protected] as
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.$70,231 (estimated costs for first year of study).
Skype interviews and additional essay submissions will be
required for AU EGL semi-finalists and finalists. If you have any questions,
please contact [email protected] .
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