Participating colleges and universities will each offer two annual, renewable scholarships that cover a minimum of 50% tuition to selected international undergraduates dedicated to furthering the #YouAreWelcomeHere message. Applicants are required to either answer a short essay question or present a multimedia project about their ideas for applying their leadership skills on their future campuses.
Institutions where the studies will be carried out:
Check the website for the accredited universities on their page titled: Participating Colleges and Universities. There are over 30 available.
Levels and areas of studies:
Any field, but the student must show initiative in promoting intercultural learning and exchange.
How to participate:
First-year international applicant in any field of study/major to a participating college or university. International applicant is an individual who holds citizenship in a country outside the U.S. and who does not also possess U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.
Applicant demonstrates interest and initiative in promoting intercultural learning and exchange.
Applicant meets the admission criteria and adhere to the deadlines at each college or university. Details will vary from school to school.
Applicants must complete the YAWH scholarship application and a 500-1000 word essay or a two-to-five minute video* answering the following prompt,
“Tell us about your leadership skills in your school or community, and how you plan to continue applying your leadership skills at the U.S. institution you are applying to.”
- Some participating colleges and universities will only accept essays. Check with individual schools for details.
The value of the scholarship:
50% of your tuition no matter the cost.
Instructions to apply:
A few steps should be followed in this order:
- Do your research
- Decide where to apply
- Apply for admission
- Apply for the #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship
- Prepare for the study in the U.S.
Institution Deadlines (typically in Spring or Summer 2021) – Students should complete a #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship application for each selected institution by the institutions’ deadline, including either an essay or multimedia submission explaining how they will apply their leadership skills in the campus community.