Abdul Aziz Said Phi Epsilon Pi Scholarship
The Abdul Aziz Said Phi Epsilon Pi Scholarship was established in 2001 by Phi Epsilon Pi alumni in recognition of Abdul Aziz Said, professor and director of the Center for Global Peace at American University. The purpose of the Fund is to provide scholarships to undergraduate students at American University studying in the Center for Global Peace.
Income from the Fund will be awarded annually to one or more undergraduate students, who meet the following criteria. Applicants for the Scholarship must submit a written essay, which outlines their understanding of, and commitment to, diversity. The essay should illustrate their demonstrated efforts and intentions for enhancing the environment of diversity at the University and beyond. The scholarship recipient should have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and, if applicable, a TOEFL score of 600 or higher. From the pool of eligible applicants, the Center for Global Peace Appointment Committee will choose three candidates for each scholarship to be awarded. Consistent with University policy, one of the Donors listed in this document, or their designated representative from the University’s Phi Epsilon Pi alumni, will be invited to review and recommend the Scholarship recipient(s) from among the finalists. If Donors are unable to participate in the selection of Scholarship recipients, Scholarship recipients will be chosen in accordance with University policy. Scholarships awarded by the Fund will be applied toward the cost of attending the University.
In accord with University policy, the scholarship will be renewed from year to year. Once a Scholarship has been awarded to a student, that student will continue to receive the scholarship for each academic year so long as the student is enrolled at the University and meets the University’s eligibility requirements for scholarship assistance. New scholarship recipients will be chosen as the eligibility of prior recipients expires and the income from the Fund Permits.