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, under-served communities in his/her home country.
The scholarship provides full tuition, fees, room and board for one international student who will need a visa to study in the United States (preference will be for those who need an F-1 or J-1 student visa). It is renewable for a total of four years of undergraduate study, based on continued satisfactory academic performance. U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents or dual citizens of the U.S. and another country, are not eligible to apply.
To be considered for the scholarship, students must be applying as first-year (freshmen) for fall (August) 2012, and must submit both the AU EGLS and AU Common Application form, Supplement, and supporting documents by January 15th, 2012.
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. The most competitive applicants should have:
A minimum 3.8 GPA equivalent (or in the top 10% of graduating class)
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
Demonstrated leadership, volunteerism, community service
Visit www.american.edu/admissions/international/EGLS.cfm for the AU EGLS application form and further instruction
Visit Ministry of Jamaica website for information on local scholarships