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AU Scholars


The AU Scholars Program is a selective, two-year living-learning community that fosters creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving through transformative research experiences and other scholarly activities.  

Housed in Letts Hall, the AU Scholars Program provides high-achieving students an exciting and scholarly environment that challenges them to think deeply and to take an active role in uncovering new knowledge and understanding the world around us. By taking advantage of the transformative research experiences and faculty mentoring, the AU Scholar can build a distinctive record of achievement that will enhance their competitiveness for merit awards, professional and graduate schools, and jobs.   

Prospective Students: The AU Scholars Program extends invitations to incoming first-year students who demonstrate a commitment to pursuing academic challenges, specifically, a demonstrated interest in research, participation in a culture of scholarly inquiry, and a drive for distinction. 

For more information, please email us at or call the Office of Honors and Scholars Programs at (202) 885-6194.