#YouAreWelcomeHere Campaign and Scholarship

  • Bachelor
  • up to
  • 1 March 2023

In 2016, Temple pioneered a nationwide welcome message from U.S. higher education to international students around the world. Through the #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship, Temple recognizes international students who demonstrate a vision for enhancing intercultural understanding. Temple was one of the first nine universities to make an initial commitment to the #YouAreWelcomeHere initiative.


To be considered for the #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship, you must • be a first-year international applicant. An international applicant is an individual who holds citizenship in a country outside the United States and who does not also possess U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. • attend (or have graduated from) a secondary school outside of the U.S. • demonstrate interest and personal initiative in activities involving intercultural learning and exchange.

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Every year, we select two first-year students to receive an annual, renewable scholarship of $20,000.


Here’s what you need to do to apply for the scholarship. • Apply for admission using the Common Application. • Submit the #YouAreWelcomeHere application and corresponding essay or video by Feb. 1 using the link provided. • If you are awarded a scholarship, you must claim it by submitting an enrollment deposit by May 1.

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