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Scholarships for International Non-Degree/Study Abroad Students

AUC is granting international non-degree opportunities. Students who receive federal or institutional financial aid at their home universities may apply the funds received to their study abroad program costs. Applicants should meet with their study abroad and academic advisors to learn about opportunities for transferring aid.

AUC is currently providing four study abroad scholarships: Hermann F. Eilts Endowed International Scholarship in Middle East Studies for one semester/year; Simpson Endowed Scholarships in Egyptology for one year; Study Abroad Scholarships for one semester and The Pangburn, Ellis, LaBarge Study Abroad Fund in all disciplines for one semester.

 

Hermann F. Eilts Endowed International Scholarship in Middle East Studies (Undergraduate)

This scholarship is awarded to students who enroll in Middle East studies, political science or history courses at AUC. It is awarded initially for one semester and is renewable for a second semester based on academic progress. It can be used to cover tuition and/or AUC housing. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The applicant must be enrolled in a US university or college 
  • The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.2/4.0
  • The applicant must enroll in at least 12 credit hours/semester at AUC

 

Simpson Endowed Scholarships in Egyptology (Graduate and Undergraduate)

These scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in Egyptology courses at AUC, with a preference given to those enrolled in US colleges and universities. It is awarded initially for one semester and is renewable for a second semester based on academic progress. It can be used to cover tuition and/or AUC housing.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The applicant must enroll in at least 9 credit hours of Egyptology courses at AUC 
  • The applicant must submit a 1,500-word essay on why he/she wants to study Egyptology at AUC, including reference to three Egyptology courses which he/she wishes to take at AUC. See Egyptology course offerings in the AUC catalog here 

 

Study Abroad Scholarships (Graduate and Undergraduate)

These scholarships are merit-based awards to US students studying abroad at AUC for at least one full semester.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The applicant's home institution must be in the US
  • The applicant has to satisfy AUC's study abroad admission requirements, click here
  • Undergraduate applicants must enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours/semester
  • Graduate applicants must enroll in a minimum of 9 credit hours/semester
  • The applicant must submit a 1000-word essay on why he/she would like to study at AUC specifically and in Egypt generally
  • The applicant must submit at least one recommendation letter from a faculty member

 

The Pangburn, Ellis, LaBarge Study Abroad Fund (Graduate)

These scholarships provide one-semester support to outstanding US graduate students in any discipline, who are committed to utilizing their AUC experience to promote greater understanding and relations between Egypt and the US

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The applicant has to satisfy AUC's study abroad admission requirements, click here
  • The applicant must submit a 1000-word essay on why he/she would like to study at AUC specifically and in Egypt generally 
  • The applicant must enroll in at least 9 credit hours/semester at AUC  

 

How to Apply

Once you submit your study abroad/non-degree application to AUC, you will receive an AUC Student ID number that you can use to access these scholarship applications.

With your ID number, complete the scholarship application through Banner Self-Service
For application instructions and tips, click here

Important Note: While applying to a scholarship, please ensure that the word SELECTED appears beside the scholarship name (fund) for which you wish to apply. Otherwise, AUC will not be able to recognize your application. 

 

AUC Scholarship Application Deadlines

Spring 2020: November 30, 2019
Fall 2020: May 1, 2020

Have questions about AUC scholarships? Email the Office of Student Financial Affairs and Scholarships at finschol@aucegypt.edu 

 

Other Source of Undergraduate Funding

Fund for Education Abroad Access Partner Scholarship

AUC is an Access Partner with the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA). AUC undergraduate study abroad applicants are eligible to apply for AUC Access Partner scholarships through FEA. Awards can range from up to $1,250 for summer programs, up to $5,000 for semester programs, and up to $10,000 for academic year programs. For more information and to apply for an AUC Access Partner Scholarship, visit the Fund for Education Abroad website.

Application deadlines for the coming cycles are as follows:

Summer and Fall 2020, and Academic Year 2020-2021

Application Opens: November 22, 2019
Application Closes: January 17, 2020