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
Circassian college students pursuing higher college education at one of the top 20 universities in the USA.
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:
University of Chicago
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Pennsylvania
California Institute of Technology
Johns Hopkins University
Washington University at St. Louis
University of Notre Dame
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.