#YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship

The #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship was developed as a result of U.S. higher education institutions’ commitment to providing a welcoming, safe and diverse environment to international students. Muhlenberg College is proud to support this initiative by offering two annual, renewable scholarships for up to four years of study that are worth 50% of tuition cost at the time of initial matriculation. For the 2022-2023 academic year, this amount is $28,000. The scholarships are open to first-year international students admitted for undergraduate studies.

Successful applicants will be dedicated to furthering the #YouAreWelcomeHere message by bridging intercultural divides. Applicants will submit a 500-1000 word written essay about their leadership skills and ideas for utilizing those skills to advance intercultural learning and understanding at Muhlenberg College.

Eligibility Criteria and How to Apply

  • Be a first-year international (F-1 Visa) applicant to Muhlenberg College.
  • Demonstrate interest and personal initiative in activities involving intercultural learning and exchange.
  • Submit a Common Application to Muhlenberg College along with accompanying required documents.
  • Complete a #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship application including a 500-1000 word essay in your Muhlenberg College application portal.
  • If awarded a scholarship, you will be notified as part of your financial aid offer from the College.

Scholarship Maintenance

  • This scholarship is renewable for up to eight semesters based upon full-time traditional day student enrollment at Muhlenberg.
  • Students will earn a 2.5 cumulative GPA after their first year and a 3.0 cumulative GPA after their second year and beyond.
  • Students will maintain good standing as a member of the campus community.


  • Early Decision I: November 15
  • Early Decision II: February 1
  • Regular Decision: February 1