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Nationally competitive, merit-based scholarships offer students and alumni the means to accomplish a variety of goals, including studying abroad, funding graduate education, and gaining high-level work experience.

The Office of Merit Awards is located in Letts Lower Level, Suite Six. To schedule an appointment with a Merit Awards advisor, please call 202-885-1854.

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To reach the Office of Merit Awards in Letts, proceed down the ramp to the front entrance of Letts Lower Level. Continue down the hallway and take the first left. Proceed to suite six.

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First-gen AU students recognized by Fulbright

I had invaluable support from my faculty mentors and the Office of Merit Awards.

While at AU, Amanda has served as a volunteer juror for the Scholastic Writing Awards, editor for American Literary, and DJ for WAMU. Aside from her academic pursuits, Amanda is also a classically trained guitarist. She received guidance on her application from Liz Veatch, a consultant to the Office of Merit Awards. Read more about Amanda and the other first-gen students recognized by the Fulbright UK Summer Institute.

number 1 for Boren Scholars & Fellows combined

12 Fulbright student scholars

1 of 7 Institutions with multiple Truman Scholars