Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program in West Bank & Gaza
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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.  Tomorrow's Leaders scholarship recipients should be prepared to begin the program in the Fall 2018 term.

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 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.

Eligibility:

  • Current Palestinian high school senior or applicant who graduated from high school in 2018;
  • A resident and ID holder of the West Bank, Gaza, or Jerusalem;
  • Strong academic credentials;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English with a minimum Institutional TOEFL (ITP) score of 480 (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 2018.

Note: American citizens and permanent residents (Green Card holders) are not eligible to apply

Deadline TBD

Completed applications and supporting documents must be delivered by hand to any AMIDEAST West Bank, Jerusalem, or Gaza office

For additional information, including the program application and eligibility requirements, see: www.amideast.org/tl

For questions, please contact AMIDEAST at:
Gaza: Phone: 08-282-4635 x206; Email: kshaath@amideast.org
West Bank: Phone: 02-240-8023 x300; Email: hhammouri@amideast.org

For more information about the Middle East Partnership Initiative, please go to:  www.mepi.state.gov