You Are Welcome Here Scholarship

You Are Welcome Here at Albion College

Albion College is proud to participate in the #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship, and excited for the opportunity to bring more engaged and passionate international students to the Albion College community.

#YouAreWelcomeHere started as a national campaign to affirm the welcoming environments that US institutions of higher education offer students from all backgrounds. The #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship is an extension of this movement – US colleges and universities are dedicating scholarships to students who are dedicated to building intercultural understanding in the Albion community.

Frequently asked questions

What are the scholarship criteria?

  • First-year international applicants of any major to a participating college or university. International applicants are individuals do not possess U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.
  • Graduation from or attendance at a secondary school outside the U.S.
  • Demonstrated interest and initiative in promoting intercultural learning and exchange.
  • Meet Albion College admission criteria and receive admission by February 15.
  • Completion of a scholarship application and a 500-1000 word essay or a two-to-five minute video describing their aspirations to conduct projects, research, employment or other experiences that will advance intercultural learning.

How do I qualify?

You must submit a complete application for admission and a #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship Application directly to Albion College. Applicants who have been admitted to Albion and have submitted the application by February 15 are automatically considered for this award. We suggest that you submit both applications in early January for full consideration.

Where do I submit the #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship Application?

Students must submit the scholarship application to each school that they are applying to. While the application form is the same for all participating institutions, it is the applicant's responsibility to follow application instructions at each institution they choose to apply to.

Once you apply to Albion College, you can access the #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship Application in your Briton Bound account. You may also submit the PDF version if necessary.

What is the award amount?

The Albion College #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship will cover no less than half the cost of tuition. Most awards will range from $30,000 to $35,000 per year.

How many scholarships will be awarded?

Albion will award no more than 2 #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarships.

When will I know the results?

#YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship winners will be notified in early April.