USA: Fully Funded American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship for International Students, 2017/2018

American University offers the AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship (AU EGLS) annually to one exceptional International Undergraduate Student.

Application Deadline: 15th December, 2017

Offered annually? Yes

Accepted Subject Areas: Courses offered by the university

Eligible Countries: International students

To be taken at (Institution): American University USA


About Scholarship: 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 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.

Type: Undergraduate taught Scholarship in USA

Selection Criteria: The most competitive applicants should have:

  • A minimum 3.8 GPA equivalent (or in the top 10 percent of graduating class) for 9th-12th grades
  • A demonstrated commitment to service and advancing the needs of people in their home country
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, with a minimum 90 TOEFL iBT (with no subscore lower than 20) or 7.0 IELTS or 600 paper-based TOEFL (or above).
  • Demonstrated leadership, volunteerism and community service

Who is qualified 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) 2017 semester.

U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents or dual citizens of the U.S. and another country are not eligible to apply.

Number of scholarship: One

What are the benefits? The scholarship provides  everything from  full tuition, fees, room and board for one first-year (freshman) high-achieving international student

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

How to Apply: Only one AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship is available for Fall August 2018. If you are not selected as the 2017 AU EGL recipient and wish to continue the application process, you may be eligible for partial merit scholarships.

Students must apply Regular Decision only and must submit the AU EGLS application, the Common Application and AU Supplement, and all supporting documents by December 15, 2015.

To apply to the AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship, simply complete the online application from the link below.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Sponsors: American University USA

Important Notes: 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




  1. Am so greatful to have landed on such an opportunity. I wish to kno more about this

  2. I am interested for.more information. On undergraduate courses.offered.

  3. Fekadu Abush Negawo

    I am civil engineer just i appeals to scholarship

  4. Chrisanne Laryea

    How to get the forms for registration


    I did a bachelors in industrial Engineering and management and have a gpa of 4.16. I need a scholarship for masters


    how can i join you guys

  7. kaddijatou jallow

    Can i please have the scholarship application forms.

    • If you read the article properly, you would find a link to the official web page or application form (both link can be available sometimes).

  8. Would like to get a fully funded scholarship, I did Public Relations Management. Kindly send me the information

  9. Valentine chime

    Pls how do I apply because am interested

    • If you read the article properly, you would find a link to the official web page or application form (both link can be available sometimes).

  10. Valentine chime

    Pls notify me on how to register

    • If you read the article properly, you would find a link to the official web page or application form (both link can be available sometimes).

  11. Am interested in getting a Scholar ship

  12. felicien Nteziryayo

    plz help me. I need scholarship

  13. Iam girl ihave clinical nurse diploma need a scholarship for degree

  14. bertrand Houessou

    do you need any English test like TOEFL or IELTS though you are from an Anglophone country like Ghana?

  15. David Mpinzile

    Thanks I appreciate your service I need to be with You

  16. Mechanical engineering

  17. I am MAS in educational leadership and I want to join my PHD IN THIS FIELD OR OTHER RELATED FIELD.

  18. I need scholarship please help

  19. olakunle oluwatomi

    Beautiful opportunity for me … I’m a graduate and I’ll love to proceed to my MSC … I really need a scholarship to achieve that please help me.

  20. Please I want to know if I am eligible for the scholarship, I want to do a Master degree in International Hospitality and Tourism Management. I am from Nigeria. I hope to get response from you soon.

    • Lydia you should please read the full details of the scholarship to get that information, you can also visit the official website, link is available on the post

  21. Amexo Jonathan Eli

    I ll have wish that there is a distance programme

  22. Ramatoulie Bojang

    I need the application form please

  23. Fritz Kwame Bello

    Please I would like to know more about how to apply for this fully funded scholarship. Hope to hear from you as soon as possible. Thanks

  24. Kevin Ochieng Oruenjo

    I need a scholarship to study nursing in USA

  25. I am a Liberian 27years of age. Since my graduation from high school in September 2010, it has been difficult for me getting back to school because of finance. Really want to go back to school, please help me achieve my goal and God will bless you in return.please I have no means at all.

  26. Am apply for law but from the university of afe babalola in Nigeria

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