Scholarships


Below is a list of scholarship opportunities that are available to qualified applicants. Grants or scholarships are based on established criteria as published in the AIU Study Abroad Program Guidebook and are awarded after verification that the conditions of eligibility have been met.

In the last five years, AIU Study Abroad Programs have awarded almost $530,000 in scholarships and grants to qualified students.

AIU Global Edge Grant for ASID Student Members

Total amount awarded to students in 2007:
$6,750

Includes students from the following campuses:
IADT - Tampa
James Madison University
Miami International University of Art & Design
Northern Arizona University
Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design
Texas State University
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Washington State University
The AIU Study Abroad Program has established a grant in the amount of up to $750 for students currently enrolled in college who are student members of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and interested in pursuing an overseas learning opportunity. ASID allied and professional members do not qualify for the grant.

The AIU Global Edge Grant for ASID Student Members can be applied to tuition for one term of study at the AIU London campus. The Grant does not apply to AIU programs conducted in other satellite locations or to programs conducted at the American University in Dubai. Students must take a minimum of two (2) classes or 10 quarter hours (equivalent to 6 semester hours) of academic credit during their term of study. The AIU Global Edge Grant for ASID Student Members cannot be combined with other scholarships awarded by the AIU Study Abroad Program. London Only

To be eligible for the AIU Global Edge Grant for ASID Student Members, a student must:
  • Meet ASID's student membership requirements and be an active student member of ASID.
  • Be enrolled in an interior design degree program at a US or Canadian college or university.
  • Be in good academic standing at his/her home institution and meet its minimum requirements for study abroad.

Global Scholars Award

Total amount awarded to students in 2007:
$1,000

Includes students from the following campuses:
Seattle Pacific University
AIU provides $1,000 grants to eligible students from affiliated universities who enroll for a minimum of three classes per term during two consecutive regular terms (Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer quarters) at AIU. This scholarship is applied toward the tuition of your second term. Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 at the time of application and maintain that minimum while enrolled at AIU. To be eligible for the Global Scholars Award, your home institution must be on our affiliated universities list. London Only

International Opportunity Award

Total amount awarded to students in 2007:
$2,500

Includes students from the following campuses:
Central Michigan University
Lasell College
University of Cincinnati
AIU awards a limited number of financial awards each term to enrolled study abroad students with demonstrated financial need. Eligible students must have a minimum cumulative grade point of 3.0 and take a full academic load (3 classes or more) during a regular AIU academic term. When applying for the award, students must provide documentation of financial need, along with a letter of recommendation and personal statement from the study abroad office or academic advisor at their home institution. The number and award amounts (up to $1,000) depend on the pool of qualified applicants. Selection of recipients is determined two months prior to the start of each term. Applications for this scholarship can be obtained from the AIU Study Abroad office. Click here for application details. London Only

AIU-ITAA Fashion Design Award (London Only)
Fashion Design majors ONLY

Total number of awards in 2008:
1 (Includes tuition for 3 courses and housing)

Includes students from the following campuses:
Oregon State University
The International Textile and Apparel Association and American Intercontinental University London announce the AIU-ITAA Fashion Design Award, an opportunity to study fashion design at American InterContinental University London. Depending on the exchange rate, the award value is estimated at $11,500 and covers the cost of tuition for three classes, and shared housing for one regular term. Any additional expenses including meals, textbooks, and transportation are the responsibility of the recipient. Student must be enrolled as an undergraduate in a fashion design or product development curriculum that has a current ITAA member on the faculty. Each institution may sponsor one applicant per year. The student must have completed a minimum of two years of a fashion design or product development program before application. Each student must have at least one term to complete at the sponsoring institution after the study abroad experience. This award applied to tuition and housing, it is not a reimbursement; therefore students who have already completed terms or who are currently enrolled at AIU are not eligible for a refund of tuition or fees. This award may not be applied retroactively. Recipients must use their award within one year of receipt. Applicants will be notified before Fall term of each year. For more information please visit: www.itaaonline.org. (London Only)

PDF files of the following should be attached and sent by April 1, 2008 to studentawards@itaaonline.org

  • Completion of Application Form.
  • A statement, not to exceed one double space, typed page, outlining the applicant's career goals in the field of fashion design.
  • A brief summary, not to exceed one double space, typed paged stating the applicant's leadership and community activities, including level of involvement, honors, awards, and recognition; and relevant work experience, if applicable;
  • Two letters of recommendation, one from an ITAA member. Letters should address applicant's academic and leadership abilities, extracurricular and community involvement, interpersonal relationships, and potential for future contributions to the profession.
  • Copy of transcripts.
  • An electronic file of the design process. This could include, but not limited to a color story, fabric story, illustrations, flats, target market, price point, design journal, or Power Point presentation. Attention should be paid to the scholarship of the process.

AIU-ITAA Fashion Marketing Award (London Only)
Fashion Marketing majors ONLY

Total number of awards in 2008:
1 (Includes tuition for 3 courses and housing)

Includes students from the following campuses:
Western Michigan University
The International Textile and Apparel Association and American InterContinental University London announce the AIU-ITAA Fashion Marketing Award, an opportunity to study fashion marketing at American InterContinental University London. Depending on the exchange rate, the award value is estimated at $11,500 and covers the cost of tuition for three classes, and shared housing for one regular term. Any additional expenses including meals, textbooks, and transportation are the responsibility of the recipient. Student must be enrolled as an undergraduate in a fashion marketing, fashion merchandising, or retail curriculum that has a current ITAA member on the faculty. Each institution may sponsor one applicant per year. The student must have completed a minimum of two years of a fashion marketing, fashion merchandising or retail program before application. Each student must have at least one term to complete at the sponsoring institution after the study abroad experience. This award is applied to tuition and housing, it is not a reimbursement; therefore students who have already completed terms or who are currently enrolled at AIU are not eligible for a refund of tuition or fees. This award may not be applied retroactively. Recipients must use their award within one year of receipt. Applicants will be notified before Fall term of each year. For more information please visit: www.itaaonline.org. (London Only)

PDF files of the following should be attached and sent by April 1, 2008 to studentawards@itaaonline.org

  • Completion of Application Form.
  • A statement, not to exceed one double space, typed page, outlining the applicant's career goals in the field of fashion design.
  • A brief summary, not to exceed one double space, typed paged stating the applicant's leadership and community activities, including level of involvement, honors, awards, and recognition; and relevant work experience, if applicable;
  • Two letters of recommendation, one from an ITAA member. Letters should address applicant's academic and leadership abilities, extracurricular and community involvement, interpersonal relationships, and potential for future contributions to the profession.
  • Copy of transcripts.

Merit Scholarship

Total amount awarded to students in 2007:
$19,500

Includes students from the following campuses:
Lasell College
Ohio State University
Purdue University
Seattle Pacific University
University of Florida
University of Missouri-Columbia
Western Michigan University
AIU awards scholarships up to $1000 each year to affiliated US colleges and universities. The number of scholarships awarded to an institution is based on the number of students who attended the AIU Study Abroad Program the previous year. The Merit Scholarships are presented to campus officials (usually in the Study Abroad office) in the fall term for use during the following calendar year. Scholarship recipients are selected at the discretion of their home institutions. Students must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and take a full load (3 or more classes) during a regular AIU academic term. Merit scholarship awards applied to 5-week summer sessions may not exceed $500 per student. (London Only)

Total amount of awards in 2007:
13 (Includes tuition and housing)

Includes students from the following campuses:
AIU Buckhead
Florida State University
Marymount University
Mississippi College
Ohio University
San Diego State University
University of Cincinnati
University Of Florida
University Of Maryland-Baltimore County
University Of New Mexico
University Of South Carolina At Columbia
Virginia Tech

The William Jefferson Clinton Scholars Program

The William Jefferson Clinton Scholars Program at the American University in Dubai seeks to further the goals of the Clinton Presidential Foundation by strengthening the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence through its work in racial, ethnic and religious reconciliation. In partnership with AUD, the program gives US-based students the opportunity to expand their educational and cultural horizons by studying in the Arab world.

Clinton scholars will receive:
  • A full waiver of tuition for one term.
  • Housing at the American University in Dubai.

Scholars must carry a full load of academic credit (15 hours) during each term of study. If scholars fail to remain in good academic standing as defined by AUD or fail to adhere to the AUD code of conduct, program participation will be terminated. Board, texts, transportation and extracurricular activities are the financial responsibility of the student.

To be eligible for a Clinton scholarship, a student must be enrolled as an undergraduate degree candidate at an accredited US-based institution of higher learning and have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average. Preference will be given to students pursuing majors in the fields of international relations and Middle Eastern or Islamic Studies, and to students who have not previously lived in a Middle Eastern country. It is expected that recipients will demonstrate exemplary academic achievement. More information on AUD and the Clinton Presidential Foundation can be found on their websites at www.aud.edu and www.clintonfoundation.org. Please address program inquiries to clintonscholars@aud.edu.

Click here for more information on the Clinton Scholarship. You may also call us at 1.800.255.6839 for more details. Dubai Only

For more information on transferring financial aid and on scholarship opportunities, please contact the AIU Study Abroad Program office at 1.800.255.6839 .
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