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#YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship

Widener University is a proud participant in the #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship program.

Widener will offer three annual, renewable scholarships that cover a minimum of 50 percent tuition to selected international undergraduate students dedicated to advancing intercultural learning and have demonstrated leadership abilities through prior high school and community experiences.

Scholarships are renewable annually providing you maintain satisfactory academic progress. The scholarship is open to students of all academic majors and fields of study.

Eligibility Criteria:

-You must be a first-year international applicant. An international applicant is an individual who holds citizenship in a country outside the United States and who does not also possess US citizenship or permanent residency.

-Attend (or have graduated from) a secondary school outside of the United States.

-Demonstrate interest and personal initiative in activities involving intercultural learning and exchange.

-Demonstrate leadership qualities.

Application Process:
  1. Apply for admission using Widener’s online application or the Common Application and submit all the required application materials.
  2. Submit the one-page #YouAreWelcomeHere application (BELOW) and the personal statement by January 15, 2019.
  3. If awarded a scholarship, claim it by submitting a tuition deposit by May 1.

You Are Welcome Here Scholarship Application Deadline: January 15, 2019
Enrollment Deposit Deadline: May 1, 2019

To check the status of your admissions and scholarship decision, please check your application portal or contact us at


#YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship Application (Required fields are denoted with an *).

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Please respond to the following question in the form of a 400-600 word written essay OR a 2-5 minute video.

In looking forward to your future education and career, what significant activity, research, work, or project do you hop to undertake in support of intercultural learning and bridging cultural divides? Please describe your ideas in detail.*
You may upload a video file here:

I agree that my name, country of origin, academic major and essay may be shared publicly in promotion of #YouAreWelcomeHere if I am selected for an award.*
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