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In response to COVID-19, the Office of Merit Awards will be operating remotely for the foreseeable future. We are conducting advising appointments and events virtually. If you would like to request an advising appointment, or if you have any other questions or concerns, please contact meritawards@american.edu. Access information about the University's response to COVID-19 here

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Announcement

American University Named a Top-Producing Institution for Fulbright U.S. Students

American University was named one of the nation’s leading universities and colleges for Fulbright U.S. Students.

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Communications

Fulbright Filmmaker: SOC Grad to Study Disability Advocacy in the UK

Meredith Bartley, who graduated from American University School of Communication (AU SOC) in 2018, is the latest of many AU students to be selected for the prestigious Fulbright Scholar program.

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International

For Boren Fellow, Language Is a Labor of Love

Kayla Tolbert has worked full-time through grad school and she’s now studying immersive Arabic in Jordan.

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Alumni

Alumna Mackenzie Kelley Wins Fulbright to Study Type 2 Diabetes

Alumna Mackenzie Kelley (Magna Cum Laude, BS biochemistry ’18) has been awarded a Fulbright US Student Award for Research.

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National Scholarship Directory

Search our database of merit-based scholarships.

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2018-19 Award Recipients, Alternates, and Finalists

Nationally competitive awards offer students & alumni the means to accomplish their goals.

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Early Identification Program

The Early Identification Program (EIP) is an academic enrichment initiative for academically outstanding second-year and transfer students.

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number 2 for Boren Scholars & Fellows combined

55 Fulbright Scholars since 2013

127 recipients, alternates, and finalists for nationally competitive scholarships (2017-18)

Winner of a Rangel Fellowship

I wanted to pursue a career in public service as a Foreign Service Officer.

"Growing up in the Virgin Islands, I experienced firsthand how climate change impacts the most susceptible individuals. Experiencing these environmental pressures fostered my dedication to environmental activism and my desire to help those who are similarly affected. The Rangel Fellowship presented an amazing opportunity to finance graduate school and an avenue into an impactful career working to prevent environmental degradation. The Office of Merit Awards helped me prepare a competitive application and provided continuous support during the process."

Alumna Sophia Vos with Dan Myers and Mary Clark

Announcement

American University Named a Top-Producing Institution for Fulbright U.S. Students

American University was named one of the nation’s leading universities and colleges for Fulbright U.S. Students.

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