Civil Society Leadership Award

The Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) provides fully funded master’s level scholarships at a network of universities across Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and North America, including American University Washington College of Law. The program aims to support individuals who demonstrate both academic and professional excellence and have potential to become civil society leaders in their home communities.

The award will cover all tuition and fees, monthly stipend for room and board, program related travel, health insurance, all costs for an annual student conference, and a pre-university writing program. The scholarship does NOT provide funding for dependent family members. Applications are due September 15th for Fall admission. For more information on how to apply, visit the CSLA Website or email All application materials should be sent directly to CSLA. If you are selected for the scholarship by CSLA, they will place you at one of their partner schools in the US or Europe. For FAQ's, please click here.