MEPI Tomorrow's Leaders Scholarship Program

We are not currently accepting applications for the U.S.- Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). The information below is for reference only and subject to modification. Please check back in the Fall of 2019 for future opportunities and program recruitment.

 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 at an American university in the Middle East.  Tomorrow's Leaders scholarship recipients should be prepared to begin the program in the Fall 2019 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 (AUB) and the Lebanese American University (LAU).  Selected students will join the 447 Tomorrow’s Leaders who have participated in this program.

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 maintain at least a 3.0 GPA, engage in community service activities and participate in internships. Limited English- language training will be provided for some participants. Students may also have an opportunity for a study abroad semester in the U.S.

Participation in the program includes: travel, academic fees for four years of university at AUB or LAU, accident and sickness insurance, housing, and a monthly allowance during the school year.

The deadline for submitting applications is expected to be around November 15, 2019.


  • 2018 graduate currently enrolled in a local university, or current high school senior or applicant who graduated from high school in 2019;
  • A citizen or, national of Yemen and those qualified to hold a valid Yemeni passport;
  • Strong academic credentials;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English with a minimum of 490 for the TOEFL ITP and 55 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 2020
  • 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

For questions, please contact AMIDEAST at:


Tel: 01-400-279/80/81 (Sanaa and nearby areas)


Tel: 02-235-069/70/71 (Aden and nearby areas)


Tomorrow's Leaders is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government, administered by AMIDEAST.