International Scholarship Program

There are two main types of scholarships for international students: Initial and Retention

Initial scholarships are award only for the fall semester.  March 15 is the Deadline for Submitting an Initial Scholarship Application.  All scholarships are contingent upon available funding.

 

INITIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Recipients will be chosen by the International Office based only upon their SAT or ACT scores.  Initial scholarships are awarded to the students with the highest scores.  These scholarships are renewable if the student maintains a good academic record as listed in the criteria below.

To apply submit the following documents to International Student Services:

  1. Must complete the International Scholarship Application.
  2. Submit SAT or ACT scores.

There are three types of initial scholarships:

  • Non-Resident Scholarship
    • An award equivalent to $1380 per semester ($2760 for the academic year).
    • Requirements: SAT (critical reading + math) score of at least 1090 or ACT composite of least 24.
  • International Excellence Scholarship
    • An award equivalent to $2500 per semester ($5000 per academic year).
    • Requirements: SAT (critical reading + math) score of at least 1200 or ACT composite of at least 27.
  • Presidential Scholarship
    • An award equivalent to $5500 per semester ($11,000 per academic year).
    • Requirements: SAT (critical reading + math) score of at least 1310 or ACT composite of at least 30.

Criteria for Initial Scholarships

  1. Must be applying for F-1 visa student status.
  2. Must be an incoming freshman student who has successfully completed secondary school and has not attended a post-secondary school.
  3. Must meet required SAT or ACT scores.

For Automatic Renewal of the Scholarships

  1. Must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  2. Must maintain at least 15 credit hours each semester.
  3. Must live on campus.

 

RETENTION SCHOLARSHIP

The Retention Scholarship is award after students complete 15 credit hours (usually finished after the first semester.  The number of these scholarships is dependent on the funding available.

The award is equivalent to approximately $1515 per semester ($3030 for the academic year) which is the difference between resident and non-resident tuition cost.

To apply, submit these documents to International Student Services:

  1. Complete theRetention Scholarship Application.
  2. Unofficial copy of your transcript.

Criteria for Retention Scholarship

  1. Only for students without other international scholarships.
  2. Must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA and have completed at least 15 hours at SAU.
  3. Must live on campus

For Automatic Renewal of the Scholarships

  1. Must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and maintain at least 15 hours each semester to renew the scholarship.
  2. Only awarded for up to 7 semesters.