Application Deadline: December 15th 2016
The U.S. Department of State’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and AMIDEAST are pleased to announce this year’s recruitment for the Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program. The Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program is a MEPI initiative for capable and highly motivated high school seniors in the Middle East and North Africa who are from underserved backgrounds. The program will provide four-year university scholarships and internship opportunities at select institutions of higher learning in the Middle East to students who have the potential to become leaders.
The primary objective of MEPI’s Tomorrow’s Leaders scholarship program is to build a cadre of university-age leaders who are civic-minded, intellectually able, and professionally skilled, who will become the community, business, and national leaders of the future. The program intends to nurture leadership skills and the spirit of civic engagement and volunteerism among outstanding university-age students at the American University of Beirut and the Lebanese American University. Selected students will join the 338 Tomorrow’s Leaders already studying or who have graduated from these universities.
Eligible students include men and women who represent the region’s cultural, religious, and geographic diversity and are from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, who could otherwise gain admission to, but would be unable to afford, four years of college. Tomorrow’s Leaders scholarship recipients should be prepared to begin the program in the Fall 2017 term.
- Current high school senior or applicant who graduated from high school in 2015 or 2016;
- A citizen or, national of Algeria, Bahrain, Lebanon, Libya, Syria, Tunisia, West Bank/Gaza and Yemen. and those qualified to hold a valid passport;
- Strong academic credentials;
- Proficiency in written and spoken English with a minimum Institutional TOEFL (ITP) score of 460 (or equivalent on a similar test) that is less than two years old;
- Students who qualify may be eligible for one year of intensive English Language training;
- Maturity, flexibility and leadership potential;
- Must maintain a high GPA and pass high school leaving exam in final year;
- Ability to start the program in August/September of 2017
- Travel, academic fees for four years of university at American University of Beirut (AUB) or Lebanese American University (LAU) a study abroad experience in the U.S., accident and sickness insurance, housing, and a monthly allowance during the school year.
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