2014 MEPI Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program for North Africans.

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The Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program provides scholarships for four-year degree programs to high school students in the Middle East and North Africa who are economically disadvantaged, but who have the drive and energy to be leaders. 

The U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) of the State Department offers assistance, training, and support to groups and individuals striving to create positive change in the society.

Selected participants will attend a U.S.-accredited university in the region. The American University in Cairo (AUC), Lebanese American University (LAU), and the American University of Beirut (AUB) are the current host institutions.

The primary objective is to build a cadre of university-age leaders who are civic-minded, intellectually able, and professionally skilled, and who will become the community, business, and national leaders of the future.

Scholarship Worth

  •  Scholarship recipients receive an undergraduate degree and specialized civics-based training to include a semester abroad in the U.S., as well as internship opportunities with local public, civil society, or private-sector organizations.
  • Scholarships cover travel, academic fees for four years of university at AUB, AUC, or LAU, a study abroad experience in the U.S., accident and sickness insurance, housing, and a monthly allowance.

Implementers:

  • The American University in Cairo (AUC),
  • Lebanese American University (LAU), and
  • The American University of Beirut (AUB)

Recruitment by AMIDEAST

Places targeted: Applicants are being recruited from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

This program is open to high school graduates from traditionally underserved communities in the Middle East and North Africa, who are qualified but unable to afford a college education. Students enroll at the undergraduate level in a four-year program. Applicants must be citizens of Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen, and cannot hold U.S. citizenship or be a U.S. Legal Permanent Resident.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • High school senior or applicant who graduated from high school in 2014;
  • Strong academic credentials;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English. Test scores of the Institutional TOEFL (ITP) that is less than two years old will be used to determine eligibility;
  • Maturity, flexibility and leadership potential; and
  • Ability to start the program in August/September of 2014.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the MEPI Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program

E-Mail: [email protected].

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