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2024 American University Emerging Global Leader Undergraduate Scholarship

The AU Emerging Global Leader (EGL) Scholarship, which is provided by the American University (AU), is a very famous scholarship which is meant to support international students with outstanding academic achievements who are studying in the United States. It asserts AU’s resolve to identify, encourage, develop and create opportunities that will prepare young women globally towards leadership positions within and beyond the country.

Financial Coverage

The tuition cost, housing, dining and any other billable things will be fully covered by the scholarship at AU. This financial support is the main reason why students do not have financial problems and can concentrate on their studies in the United States. Besides educational funding, the award money does not cover non-billable costs like health insurance, textbooks or aircraft travel, which are $4000 a year that they must manage on their own.

Core Values and Commitments

The AU EGL scholarship program has aspects which go beyond just the financial support such as the values AU stands for including the academic excellence, leadership development and global engagement. The recipients are supposed to be the ones who fully understand the meaning of these values and make an attempt to make the world a better place. On the other hand, fellows commit to return to their native countries after the completion of their studies to invest back in the dilapidated and destitute communities which makes the scholarship more focused on the importance of education towards progress of the society.

Benefits and Duration

An international student with high academic credentials is offered a full-coverage scholarship throughout his first four years as an undergraduate student, provided the satisfactory academic performance is observed.


Candidates should submit their Regular Decision application for fall 2023 and must fulfill specific requirements, including a minimum GPA of 3. Proven leadership skills and community service (volunteerism), impressive English proficiency (now apply the link between the required tests and the required level), and also from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds who have faced the most and obvious hindrances (overcome).

Eligibility and Selection Process

Applicants are excluded if they are any of the following: U. S. citizens, hold a valid green card, currently studying elsewhere or graduated from high school prior to 2022. The selection process is very demanding as it chooses applicants who have excellent academic records, have a proven commitment to service and have great English language skills.

Zoom interviews and/or additional essay submissions will be required for AU EGL semi-finalists and finalists. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

Method of Application

Priority consideration will be given to those AU EGLS applicants who apply and complete the AU EGLS application, Common or Coalition Application, and international admissions process by December 15, 2022.

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

  1. Complete the online AU EGLS application; the application will be available September 15, 2023.
  2. Send us your official TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo English, PTE, or Cambridge Assessment English Test score results by December 15, 2023 at the latest. Please kindly ask the English testing agency for the formal score reports that the agency should send directly to American University, Washington DC. Undergraduate Admissions. Please note: No student is able to send his own points to be validated.

    Make sure that you complete the Common Application or the Coalition Application, by the deadline of December 15, 2023, or by January 15, 2024, together with all the supporting documents per checklist. Once you have the Preliminary Application Packet in AU EGLS, be sure that the bank letter showing minimum $4,000 (not $78,296 but instead). Students who fail to comply with the deadline and submit the entire packet of application documents with the needed enclosures will be treated accordingly.

    If you are applying through the 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 to indicate that you are a candidate for this program. Ask me to either send it via levinson@american. edu. edu as a PDF.

    If you fail to land a spot in the finalists list, you might receive an admission offer from American University, Washington, and a partial merit scholarship consideration. Nevertheless, to proceed with the application process, you will need to submit the proof of funds amounting to U. S. $78,296 (estimation of first year of study costs).

Application Deadline: December 15, 2023.

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