#YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship Application
The #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship recognizes international students who have a vision for enhancing intercultural
understanding. Participating colleges and universities will each offer two annual, renewable scholarships that cover a
minimum of 50% tuition to selected international undergraduates dedicated to furthering the #YouAreWelcomeHere
message by bridging intercultural divides. Applicants will answer a short essay question or present a multimedia project
about their ideas for applying their leadership skills on their future campuses.
Eligibility Criteria
Be a first-year international applicant of any major to a participating college or university. An international applicant
is an individual who holds citizenship in a country outside the U.S. and who does not also possess U.S. citizenship
or permanent residency.
Demonstrates interest and initiative in leadership and intercultural learning.
Students must complete a #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship application for each separate institution by the
institutions’ deadline.
Complete a 500-1000-word essay or a two-to-five-minute video* answering the following prompt,
“Tell us about your leadership skills in your school or community, and how you plan to continue applying
your leadership skills at the school you are applying to?”
(*Some participating colleges and universities will only accept essays. Check with individual schools for details.)
Application Process
1. Apply for admission at participating colleges/universities of your choice. Please note that admissions processes
vary from institution to institution. Please contact your chosen college/university for additional details.
2. Submit the one-page #YouAreWelcomeHere application to your chosen colleges/universities by your institutions
(Please print clearly in ink or type responses)
1 Legal Name:
Last (family) First (given) Middle (if none, indicate none)
2 Mailing Address:
Street Apartment name and number (if applicable)
City Province or state Postal or zip code Country
3 Email:
5 Country of Citizenship:
7 Date of Birth:
4 Telephone:
6 Academic Major:
Month Day Year
8 Personal Statement (required)
Please respond to the following question in the form of a 500-1000 word written essay or a 2-5 minute video. Essays may be written in
the space provided, or you may attach your response to this application. Videos should be submitted directly to each school for which
you apply for a scholarship.
Tell us about your leadership skills in your school or community and how you plan to continue applying your leadership skills at the
school you are applying to?
I agree that my name, citizenship, academic major, photo, and essay may be shared publicly in promotion of
#YouAreWelcomeHere campaign if I am selected for an award.
Applicant’s Signature Date