American University in Cairo Scholarships
Two scholarships (the Hermann F. Eilts International Scholarship and the Simpson Scholarship in Egyptology) are available to PSU students studying abroad in Cairo, Egypt. Details on each respective scholarship can be found below.
Essays for both scholarships must be received in AUC’s New York office by May 15. Applicants can e-mail essays to Wesley Clark at or mail them to The American University in Cairo, 420 Fifth Avenue, Third Floor, New York, New York, 10018-2729.
The Hermann F. Eilts International Scholarship
The scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate students currently enrolled in colleges and universities in the United States, who are already accepted to the American University in Cairo’s (AUC) study abroad program. Additionally, they must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA and will be required to register for at least one political science, Middle East studies or history course during each semester of attendance at AUC. To apply, students are asked to write a 1500 word essay on the following topic: “How will my experience at The American University in Cairo impact my future career plans and broaden my appreciation of Arab culture?”
The Simpson Scholarship in Egyptology
$2500.00 award for one semester to be used toward tuition or living expenses. The scholarship is designed for students who wish to increase their knowledge and familiarity with ancient Egypt. Students must enroll in at least three Egyptology courses. To apply, please send a 1500 word essay on the topic, “Why I want to study Egyptology at AUC” and include a reference to three Egyptology courses for which you wish to register.