To attract the best high-school students in the region, an honors scholarship is awarded at the beginning of each academic year to the new students achieving the highest scores at the national or regional level in their respective high school diplomas (Thannawia-Amma, IGCSE, French Baccalaureate, German Abitur, IB Diploma and American Diploma); a maximum of five such scholarships are awarded every year. The scholarship amounts to a 40 percent additional reduction tofull AUC tuition per semester (fall, spring, summer and winter) over and above the regular achievement scholarship.
The honors scholarship is a one year award that is re-evaluated annually, after summer semester exam results are issued. Recipients of the scholarship will retain the scholarship as long as they maintain a cumulative GPA of not less than 3.4 and a full-time status (24 credit hours). Students who take remedial English courses (i.e. ELI and/or English 100) during the fall and /or spring semesters of the previous academic year will retain their Honors Scholarship.
If a student’s cumulative GPA falls below 3.4 or does not maintain a full-time status, he or she loses the scholarship. Unlike achievement scholarships, honors scholarships cannot be regained.