International Scholarship Program

There have been changes in the International Student Scholarship program. Below are the current scholarships available to international students. There are two main types of scholarships for international students: Initial and Retention. All scholarships are contingent upon available funding. All scholarship students must live on campus.

INITIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

There are three types of initial scholarships: Presidential, International Excellence, and Non-Resident.

Non-Resident Scholarship

The Non-Resident Scholarship will be equivalent to $1380 per semester ($2760 for the academic year). The number of these scholarships is dependent on the funding available and is available for first-time freshman international students entering in the Fall Semester. Recipients will be chosen by the International Office based upon their SAT or ACT scores (at least an ACT composite score of 24 or SAT combined score of 1090—critical reading + math). These scholarships are renewable if the student maintains a good academic record as listed in the criteria above.

International Excellence Scholarship

This scholarship will be equivalent to $2500 per semester ($5000 per academic year). The number of these scholarships is limited to four scholarships per year and is available for first-time freshman international students entering for the Fall semester. Recipients will be chosen by the International Office based upon their SAT or ACT scores (at least an ACT composite score of 27 or SAT combined score of 1200—critical reading + math). These scholarships are renewable if the student maintains academic excellence as listed in the criteria above.

Presidential Scholarship

This scholarship will be equivalent to $5500 per semester ($11,000 per academic year). The number of these scholarships is limited to two scholarships per year and is available for first-time freshman international students entering for the Fall semester. Recipients will be chosen by the International Office based upon the SAT or ACT scores (at least an ACT composite score of 30 or SAT combined score of 1310—critical reading + math). These scholarships are renewable if the student maintains academic excellence as listed in the criteria above.

Criteria for Initial Scholarships

  1. Must be an F-1 visa student.
  2. Must be an incoming freshman student who has successfully completed secondary school and has not attended a post-secondary school.
  3. Must score at least:
    •  Non-Resident Scholarship—ACT composite of at least 24 or SAT of at least 1090 (critical reading + math).
    • International Excellence Scholarship—ACT composite of at least 27 or SAT of at least 1200 (critical reading + math).
    • International Presidential Scholarship—ACT composite of at least 30 or SAT of at least 1310 (critical reading + math).
  4. Must complete the International Scholarship Application [pdf].
  5. Must live on campus.

For Automatic Renewal of the Scholarships

  1. Must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  2. Must remain a full-time student by taking at least 15 hours of credit each semester.
  3. Must live on campus.

Deadline for Submitting Application

Applications for a scholarship must be submitted by March 15 for the Presidential, International Excellence, and the Non-Resident scholarships for the fall semester.

RETENTION SCHOLARSHIP

Criteria for Retention Scholarship

  1. Complete the Retention Scholarship Application [pdf].
  2. Must have a 3.50 cumulative GPA and have completed at least 15 hours at SAU.
  3. Must maintain at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA and maintain at least 15 hours each semester to to renew the scholarship.
  4. Maximum award of 7 semesters.
  5. Award is equal to out-of-state tuition waiver.
  6. Must live on campus.
  7. Only for students without other international scholarships.

The Retention Scholarship will be equivalent to the difference between resident and non-resident tuition cost which is approximately $1515 per semester ($3030 for the academic year). The applications are available at the International Office. The number of these scholarships is dependent on the funding available.