These competitive scholarships provide up to $4,000 per semester and are awarded based on the following criteria: financial need; academic qualifications; a Character Recommendation; and an essay. The Character Recommendation form is located in the application packet. Returning students must have received at least a 3.33 GPA during the previous academic year in order to qualify. Students receiving the scholarship for the fall and spring semesters must receive at least a 3.33 GPA average in the fall semester in order to maintain financial aid for the spring.

Students eligible for this scholarship must be in possession of current and official visa. Non-U.S. citizens who are permanent residents of the U.S. are not eligible for this scholarship. Students must also be enrolled full-time (at least 9 credit hours per semester), in accordance with their visa requirements.


Application for Financial Aid

Character Recommendation

Finacial Aid Deadlines


2008: August 1
Spring 2009: December 5
Summer 2009: May 1

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at or 202-462-2101.