MEPI Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program


We are not currently accepting applications for the MEPI Tomorrow's Leaders Scholarship Program. The following information is left as a reference only. Please check back in the fall of 2017 for more information.

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. 

Participation in the program includes: travel; academic fees for four years of university at the American University of Beirut or the Lebanese American University; a study abroad experience in the U.S.; accident and sickness insurance; housing; and a monthly allowance. Students who qualify may also be eligible for one year of intensive preparatory English Language training depending upon their entering proficiency level.

The deadline for submitting applications was December 15, 2016.



  • 2015 graduate currently enrolled in a local university, or 2016 graduate in his/her gap year, or 2017 future graduate currently enrolled in secondary school.

  • A citizen or national of Yemen and those qualified to hold a valid Yemeni passport;

  • Yemeni applicants residing in the U.S. must be holders of valid F or J visas and must not already be enrolled in an undergraduate program. U.S.-based applicants must upload a copy of their current I-20 or DS-2019 form as an additional document to the online application. (Applicants possessing dual U.S./Yemeni citizenship are ineligible);

  • 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;

  • 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.

Note: American citizens are not eligible

If you do not have a TOEFL score, or if your score is more than two years old, contact AMIDEAST for test scheduling

Further information is available online at Information about the Middle East Partnership Initiative is available online at


Questions? Contact us!

In or near Sana'a - Entelak Al-Absi: or 01-400-279/280/281

In or near Aden - Fadi Saif: or 02-235-069/070/071

  This is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by AMIDEAST.