AUIS Youth Engagement Scholarship | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

AUIS Youth Engagement Scholarship

The AUIS Youth Engagement Scholarship is now open.

The Scholarship recognizes extracurricular achievement in leadership and good citizenship, and funds 75 percent of an AUIS Youth Engagement Scholar’s tuition during his or her study at the university. Assuming the Scholar remains in good academic standing, his/her scholarship will continue for the full duration of his/her APP and undergraduate studies. This scholarship helps ensure that engaged and active young members of society have access to a high quality education regardless of their financial situation or baccalaureate scores. One Scholarship was awarded in 2018/19.


Eligibility:

  • All applicants meeting AUIS admissions requirements were eligible to apply for the Scholarship as long as they applied during the Fall (starting July 1, 2019) or Spring (starting September 1, 2019) Admissions round.
  • Current AUIS students are not eligible.

Applicants may demonstrate engagement in any area of citizenship and leadership. Examples include, but are not limited to, volunteer work (e.g. working with hospitals, charity organizations, refugee camps, animal shelters, people with disabilities, environmental groups, etc.); managing or being an active member of a team, 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.


Applying for the Scholarship:

Students may apply for the scholarship once they have already submitted their application to study at AUIS.

Requirements included filling out an online scholarship form, along with:

  • A brief statement (350 words maximum) OR a video (1-minute maximum) explaining why they deserve the scholarship;

  • At least one letter of reference, from a teacher, community leader, professional or other adult with whom they have worked.

  • Any additional material e.g. photos, videos, certificates to complement their application (optional).