September 6, 2016 - Sulaimani (KRG), Iraq: The American University of Iraqi, Sulaimani (AUIS) is proud to announce the new AUIS Youth Engagement Scholarships for candidates applying to the undergraduate program in the Early Admissions Round this year. The new Scholarship recognizes extracurricular achievement in leadership and good citizenship. It helps ensure that engaged and active young members of society have access to high quality education regardless of their financial resources or baccalaureate scores.
The Scholarships will be awarded to three students who are accepted into AUIS during the Fall 2016 Early Admissions Round. Each Scholarship will fund 25 percent of an AUIS Youth Engagement Scholar’s tuition for the full duration of their study at AUIS. The Scholarship is open to all applicants meeting the minimum admissions requirements for AUIS programs.
Announcing the new Scholarship, AUIS President Bruce W. Ferguson said, “The new AUIS Youth Engagement Scholarship recognizes that good leadership flows from energy, teamwork and wisdom as well as from academic achievement. We hope the new scholarship program will encourage our students to think broadly about how they can use their university education to benefit their community and society.”
Applicants will be required to demonstrate engagement in any area of citizenship and leadership through a personal statement or a video essay. This could include volunteering for a cause; active participation with a club or civic organization; starting a new business; public performances in sports, music, or the arts; and other activities in which the student has demonstrated individual excellence and the ability to work effectively with people outside of the classroom.
Candidates will be eligible to apply for the scholarship once they have submitted their undergraduate application to AUIS. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is October 3, 2016.