Merit Scholarships for First-Year (Freshman) International Students
With a generous scholarship initiative the American University is looking for “the best and the brightest international students”, and that means also for outstanding high school graduates from all over the world the chance to obtain one of these exclusive, endowed with an annual $ 30,000 scholarships. This sum corresponds to a nearly complete remission of tuition fees! So this is a scholarship offer to foreign students, as one seldom finds in the United States. (Despite this, however, still remain about $ 16,000 cost per year, to be financed from its own resources.)
Those who wish to apply for such a scholarship, should belong to the best of his Abi-vintage and can demonstrate beyond additional awards and an attractive personal profile. At the American University much emphasis is placed on community service, ie volunteering is also a major plus. In addition to the products since the 9th grade are required as always two letters of recommendation from teachers, a convincing application essay, very good knowledge of English and possibly an interview on the Internet. The usual aptitude test SAT is not required, however.
Interested parties should contact the student counseling offices of the Education USA network or directly to me to get more information and an additional recommendation.For more information go to the link.
American University’s merit awards for international students are partial, not full, scholarships. They are highly competitive and based on a combination of outstanding academic achievement, excellent communication skills in English, leadership, volunteerism, and community service. No need-based financial aid is available to international students (non-U.S. citizens).
Important for first-year applicants who wish to be considered for AU’s partial scholarships:
- Apply for the fall (August) semester, not spring. Fall application deadline is January 15.
- AU merit awards are offered only at the time of admission. There are no further opportunities for AU partial scholarships once you have begun your studies.
- No increases in scholarship amounts are available from year to year. The initial amount of your AU merit award remains constant for all four years of study.
- Your AU CFIS and bank letter must demonstrate that you have at least U.S.$59,780 available for your first year of study, even if you hope to qualify and receive one of AU’s competitive merit scholarships. Plan to have similar funding available for each additional year of undergraduate study (up to four years total).