Adelphi University is one of 57 colleges and universities nationwide that have joined the #YouAreWelcomeHere national scholarship program, pledging to create scholarships for international students to study in the United States.

Adelphi University is one of 57 colleges and universities nationwide that have joined the #YouAreWelcomeHere national scholarship program, pledging to create scholarships for international students to study in the United States.

Temple University leads the national initiative, which began in May 2018 with nine universities, on the heels of a widespread social media campaign. To date, the #YouAreWelcomeHere program has received commitments from institutions coast to coast, from Maine to Hawaii, and from community colleges to large public universities.

“Adelphi strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion,” said Shannon Paul, director of international admissions at Adelphi. “In that spirit, we are proud to support the #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign. The campaign started as a message of welcome from U.S. higher education institutions to international students. It has turned into so much more than that.”

Beginning in Fall 2019, each of the 57 participating colleges and universities will offer two annual, renewable scholarships that will cover a minimum of 50 percent of recipients’ tuition. These scholarships support incoming international students who are committed to furthering the #YouAreWelcomeHere message through intercultural exchange that bridges divides at their future campuses and beyond.

In addition to the participating colleges and universities, the campaign has earned support from key international educational organizations, including NAFSA: Association of International Educators and the Institute of International Education (IIE).

“The #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship meets an essential challenge in the effort to support international and refugee students, foster intercultural understanding, and develop future leaders,” said Allan E. Goodman, Ph.D., president and CEO of IIE. “Refugee students flee conflict zones and cross intercultural divides to continue their higher education. As a higher education community, it is our responsibility to support such great efforts and welcome refugees to safe-haven universities across the United States.”

To qualify, international applicants must hold citizenship in a country outside the United States and also not possess U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. Interested students must apply for admission to one of the 57 participating universities or colleges before completing a #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship application to be submitted directly to the university or college of choice. The application deadline for the Fall 2019 scholarships is December 15, 2018, with awardees receiving notification by May 2019.

About the #YouAreWelcomeHere Campaign

Following expressions of apprehension by some international students about studying in the United States, Temple University, in November 2016, expanded the #YouAreWelcomeHere hashtag into an international campaign to ensure that international students at U.S. colleges and universities feel welcome in the United States. Since then, more than 350 colleges and universities, 70 international education companies and organizations, and 20 high schools have joined. Institutions can follow the campaign on the website that Temple maintains,, which includes a toolkit for promoting the campaign.

See more about Adelphi’s #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarships.

Participating Colleges and Universities

The following colleges and universities have made a commitment to the Fall 2019 scholarship:

1. Adelphi University (Garden City, New York)

2. Albion College (Albion, Michigan)

3. Augsburg University (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

4. Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana)

5. Butte Community College (Oroville, California)

6. California State University San Marcos (San Marcos, California)

7. Cedar Crest College (Allentown, Pennsylvania)

8. Clarkson University (Potsdam, New York)

9. Concordia College* (Moorhead, Minnesota)

10. Eastern Michigan University* (Ypsilanti, Michigan)

11. Furman University (Greenville, South Carolina)

12. George Mason University (Fairfax, Virginia)

13. Hawaii Pacific University (Honolulu, Hawaii)

14. Hollins University (Roanoke, Virginia)

15. Illinois College (Jacksonville, Illinois)

16. Illinois Wesleyan University (Bloomington, Illinois)

17. James Madison University* (Harrisonburg, Virginia)

18. Johnson & Wales University (Providence, Rhode Island)

19. Kent State University (Kent, Ohio)

20. La Roche College (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

21. Lebanon Valley College (Annville, Pennsylvania)

22. Loras College (Dubuque, Iowa)

23. Marian University (Fond du Lac, Wisconsin)

24. Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)

25. Michigan State University (East Lansing, Michigan)

26. Murray State University (Murray, Kentucky)

27. North Central College (Naperville, Illinois)

28. Northeastern University (Boston, Massachusetts)

29. Ohio University (Athens, Ohio)

30. Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland, Oregon)

31. Purdue University Northwest* (Hammond and Westville, Indiana)

32. Rutgers University-Camden (Camden, New Jersey)

33. Saint Leo University (St. Leo, Florida)

34. Saint Michael’s College (Colchester, Vermont)

35. Salve Regina University (Newport, Rhode Island)

36. Seattle University* (Seattle, Washington)

37. Shoreline Community College* (Shoreline, Washington)

38. St. Thomas Aquinas College (Sparkill, New York)

39. State University of New York at New Paltz (New Paltz, New York)

40. Temple University* (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

41. The College of Saint Rose (Albany, New York)

42. The George Washington University (Washington, D.C.)

43. Towson University (Towson, Maryland)

44. Transylvania University (Lexington, Kentucky)

45. University of Cincinnati College of Law (Cincinnati, Ohio)

46. University of Dayton (Dayton, Ohio)

47. University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, Maryland)

48. University of Minnesota Twin Cities* (Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota)

49. University of Saint Joseph (West Hartford, Connecticut)

50. University of South Alabama (Mobile, Alabama)

51. University of Southern Indiana (Evansville, Indiana)

52. University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, Minnesota)

53. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (Stevens Point, Wisconsin)

54. Valparaiso University (Valparaiso, Indiana)

55. Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan)

56. Western New England University* (Springfield, Massachusetts)

57. Widener University (Chester, Pennsylvania)

*Denotes the nine universities that made the original #YouAreWelcomeHere commitment

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