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Below is a compilation of scholarships offered to students at American University through the Office of Campus Life.

Annette Langdon Scholar-Activist (ALSA) Award

The purpose of the Annette Langdon Scholar-Activist (ALSA) Award is to provide financial assistance to deserving undergraduate students who are working to improve the lives of people in under-resourced communities. The fund will award $1,000 to a student.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible:


  • Must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be a full-time student. 
  • Must be committed to addressing various social causes and should therefore be active in community service and/or social justice organizations. 
  • Must be a student with financial need. Preference will be given to Pell grant eligible students and/or students with a household income of $60,000 or less. 

All students are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to sophomore students majoring in the School of International Service.

Please email or submit a completed application by Friday, April 7th at 5pm to Nadia Trowers, Executive Assistant, at ntrowers@american.edu or in the Campus Life suite, Butler Pavilion 400.

Applications Due: April 7, 2017

Application Form

Student Government Civic Engagement Scholarship

The purpose of the Student Government Civic Engagement Scholarship is to recognize American University undergraduate students who perform D.C. or local community and campus service activities and make significant contributions to the campus community. The amount to be awarded will be $1,000 per semester or $2,000 for the academic year. Past awardees are eligible to apply for these funds in subsequent years at the University, provided they still meet the requirements for the scholarship.

In order to apply, applicants must:

  • Be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and be full time matriculated undergraduate student. 
  • Demonstrate a vigorous commitment to the city and the people of Washington, DC during their time at American University while making significant contributions to the campus community. 
  • Be a student with financial need. Preference will be given to Pell Grant eligible students and students with a household income of $60,000 or less, but all students, regardless of financial aid status, are encouraged to apply. 
  • Not hold an elected or appointed position in Student Government. Future involvement in the Student Government is not restricted. Involvement in Student Government, however, will not be considered of recipients who are re-applying for the scholarship.

Please email or submit a completed application by Friday, April 7th at 5pm to Nadia Trowers, Executive Assistant, at ntrowers@american.edu or in the Campus Life suite, Butler Pavilion 400.

Applications Due: Friday, April 7, 2017

Application Form

Ira Jersey College Republican Scholarship

The purpose of the Ira Jersey College Republican Scholarship is to provide tuition support to a deserving undergraduate student who is a member in good standing in the American University College Republicans Student Organization.

Preference will be given to applicants who meet the following criteria: 


  • Member is in good standing with the AU College Republicans who has paid his or her dues in full by Spring Break. 
  • Must have attended at least three meetings or events by the AU College Republicans during the current academic year. 
  • Must have a GPA of 3.2, have completed a minimum of 30 credits per year and be a full-time student.

Please email or submit a completed application and membership verification form by Friday, April 7th at 5pm to Nadia Trowers, Executive Assistant, at ntrowers@american.edu or in the Campus Life suite, Butler Pavilion 400.

Applications Due: Friday, April 7, 2017

Application Form
Member Verification Form