MEPI Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship for Middle East & North African Students, 2014

The U.S. Department of State’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and AMIDEAST is offering undergraduate scholarship at American University in Cairo (AUC), Lebanese American University (LAU) and the American University of Beirut (AUB). Applicants of Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen are eligible for this undergraduate scholarship. Scholarship covers travel, academic fees for four years of university at AUB, AUC or LAU, a study abroad experience in the U.S., accident and sickness insurance, housing and a monthly allowance during the school year. Scholarship recipients receive an undergraduate degree and specialized civics-based training to include a semester abroad in the U.S., as well as internship opportunities with local public, civil society or private-sector organizations. Online application must be reach by December 31, 2013.. Eligible students include men and women who represent the region’s cultural, religious and geographic diversity and are from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, which 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 2014 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, the American University in Cairo and the Lebanese American University. Selected students will join the 165 Tomorrow’s Leaders already studying at these universities. Scholarship recipients may pursue an undergraduate degree in a selected field at one of the three 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.. This scholarship is for pursuing undergraduate degree at university of AUB, AUC or LAU; a study abroad experience in the U.S.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship? This program is open to high school graduates from traditionally undeserved communities in the Middle East and North Africa, who are qualified but unable to afford a college education. Students enroll at the undergraduate level in a four
· year program. Applicants must be citizens of Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen and cannot hold U.S. citizenship or be a U.S. Legal Permanent Resident.Applicants must meet the following criteria:
· High school senior or applicant who graduated from high school in 2014;
· Strong academic credentials;
· Proficiency in written and spoken English. Test scores of the Institutional TOEFL (ITP) that is less than two years old will be used to determine eligibility;
· Maturity, flexibility and leadership potential; and
· Ability to start the program in August/September of 2014.
Benefits of the scholarship: Participation in the program includes: travel, academic fees for four years of university at AUB, AUC, or LAU, a study abroad experience in the U.S., accident and sickness insurance, housing and a monthly allowance during the school year.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Duration of scholarship is four years.
Number of scholarships: Not provided

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