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.
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.
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 289 Tomorrow’s Leaders already studying at these universities.
Scholarship recipients may pursue an eligible undergraduate degree in a selected field at one of the two host institutions. In addition to their studies, recipients will be expected to engage in community service activities and participate in internships. Limited English- language training will be provided for some participants.
Participation in the program includes: travel, academic fees for four years of university at AUB or LAU, a study abroad experience in the U.S., accident and sickness insurance, housing, and a monthly allowance during the school year.
What you Need To Know About Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program
This program currently provides comparable levels of assistance to the American University of Beirut (AUB)and Lebanese American University (LAU) and funds AMIDEAST for the recruitment of students – all students currently enrolled, as well as those being recruited to start in the 2018 fall semester, are fully-funded for their four or five year academic programs.
LEVEL/ FIELD OF STUDY:
This scholarship is open to high school seniors and those who have graduated from high school in 2017
The scholarship is to be taken in USA
Applicants must be citizens of Algeria, Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Libya, Syria, Tunisia, West Bank and Gaza, and Yemen, and cannot hold U.S. citizenship or be a U.S. Legal Permanent Resident.
The program covers travel, academic fees for four years of university at AUB or LAU, a study abroad experience in the U.S., insurance, housing, and a monthly allowance.
Students requiring English preparatory work may be enrolled in one or two semesters of college preparatory English classes at the university before entering degree programs.
Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program Eligibility:
- Current high school senior or applicant who graduated from high school in 2017;
- A citizen or, national of Morocco and those qualified to hold a valid Moroccan passport;
- Strong academic credentials;
- Proficiency in written and spoken English with a minimum of 490 for the TOEFL PBT and 57 for the TOEFL iBT that is less than two years old;
- Students who qualify may be eligible for up to 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 2018.
How Participants Apply?
The recruitment of Tomorrow’s Leaders candidates will be handled by AMIDEAST region-wide this year (see above). Interested candidates should visit the Tomorrow’s Leaders website at www.amideast.org/tl for full eligibility requirements and the application information.
Please note that Tomorrow’s Leaders application window is closed.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Not currently accepting applications. Please check this page for updates.
Further information is available online at www.amideast.org/tl.
For questions, please contact AMIDEAST at:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: +961-1-989901 ext 162