American University Graduate Scholarships


For Prospective Students:
Phone: 202-885-6500
Fax: 202-885-1025

For Current or Continuing Students:
Phone: 202-885-8000

Contact Information

Scholarships are awarded by the academic departments. The Financial Aid office does not administer these awards.

The deadline for most scholarship applications is February 1. Please contact the graduate admissions office at your school or college for more information on applications and deadlines.

United Methodist Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded each academic year to new full-time graduate students who have held membership in the United Methodist Church for at least two years, have strong academic skills, and are either U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The scholarship is applied to tuition charges. For more information, visit the Provost Office's Graduate Studies Web page.

Hart A. Massey Fellowship

This fellowship  is awarded each academic year to one or more  incoming Canadian students pursuing graduate studies full-time at American University. The fellowship is applied to tuition charges.  For more information, visit the Provost Office's Graduate Studies Web page.

Restricted/Endowed Awards

A limited number of private AU scholarships that are funded annually or through an endowment by gifts from donors are available. Eligible applicants are automatically reviewed and a separate scholarship application is not required. Criteria may be based on merit, academic program, need or other factors as designated by the donor.

Awards are not announced until after the start of the fall semester. Awards range from $100 to $10,000 and are not renewable.