The American University of Beirut (AUB) is pleased to announce the Education and Leadership in Crisis Scholarship program (ELC) to support the education of 29 qualified students from Afghanistan.
The program aims to offer undergraduate merit-based scholarships to these students who will be enrolled at AUB, with funding provided by the United States Government. This program is designed around AUB’s strong liberal arts foundation, with an emphasis on developing leadership skills during protracted crises.
We are particularly pleased to announce this second round of funding after awarding 15 young women full scholarships in summer 2019.
The scholarship covers four year of full tuition, room and board fees, and international travel expenses for students to enter into the Freshman year and graduating in their senior year.
This rigorous academic program will provide the students with excellent academic grounding to become life-long learners and contributors in their communities, while allowing the students to participate in a wide range of co-curricular activities designed to foster leadership and critical thinking. Upon graduation, students benefiting from this scholarship are required to return to Afghanistan and become agents of positive change in the public, private and non-profit sectors.
AUB is pleased to collaborate with Women for Afghan Women (WAW) to raise awareness about this scholarship and encourage students to apply from all over Afghanistan.
In addition to the academic requirements, this scholarship also offers students opportunities for professional and personal development through:
(1) A tailored capacity-building program focused on leadership, communication, and civic engagement.
(2) Participation in intensive workshops on conflict resolution and regional issues
(3) An internship and a community service volunteering component.
(4) Internships to provide intensive public/private sector experiences
(5) A senior-year capstone civic service project relevant to the student’s communities
(6) Student mentorship and support from existing ELC scholars.
Eligibility criteria – Who can apply?
1. Applicants should be Afghan citizens residing in Afghanistan at the time of applying.
2. Applicants should hold a baccalaureate degree (high school diploma) or equivalent.
3. Applicants should have graduated from high school in the year of 2017, 2018, and 2019.
4. Applicants must be in very good academic standing.
5. Applicants must have approximately 75% as a minimum average in high school grades.
6. Applicants must demonstrate leadership potential and commitment to community service and civic engagement.
7. Applicants should not have been enrolled in or completed a degree at any university.
8. Fluency in academic English, especially reading and writing academic texts.
What does the scholarship cover?
1. Full tuition fees for the duration of the study program
3. Medical and health insurance
4. Monthly stipend
5. Annual round-trip to Afghanistan.