ASSIST conducts annual scholarship competitions in each of our partner countries. ASSIST representatives in each of these countries review applications and select finalists. Finalists are interviewed in their respective countries by ASSIST staff and Board members.
ASSIST Scholars are selected based on academic record, level of English proficiency, and their ability and instinct to contribute to their American school. To select the 171 Scholars of the class of 2016/17, colleagues in 19 countries reviewed the credentials of more than 1,300 applicants. ASSIST teams traveled to interview more than 700 finalists. From this deep and impressive pool, 88 students were awarded full scholarships, and 83 additional students were awarded partial scholarships.