Top University Scholarship


There are 2 specific purposes for the scholarship program:

1) The establishment of an incentive to excel in academic performance; and

2) The pursuit of higher education at one of top 20 universities in the USA


Target population:

Circassian college students pursuing higher college education at one of the top 20 universities in the USA.


Eligibility criteria:

i. Circassian college students registered, as full-time students, in the academic year 2015-2016 in freshman, sophomore, junior and senior undergraduage levels.

ii. Enrollment in one of the 20 top university in the USA. See list below

iii. US citizen or permanent resident. However, international students may be eligible on a case by case basis. The Foundation may award limited scholarships to international Circassian students based upon the discretion of the Board of Directors.

Students with full financial aid do not qualify for a scholarship. The Circassian Education Foundation has the right to ask the student to obtain an official letter from the university clarifying their financial status.

List of top 20 universities in the USA as reported by the USNews and Word Report:

Princeton University

Harvard University

Yale University

Columbia University

Stanford University

University of Chicago

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Duke University

University of Pennsylvania

California Institute of Technology

Dartmouth College

Johns Hopkins University

Northwestern University

Washington University at St. Louis

Cornell University

Brown University

University of Notre Dame

Vanderbilt University

Rice University

University of California at Berkeley


Eligible students will receive a scholarship of $ 5,000 / year for 4 years conditional on continuation of eligibility during the 4 year period.