Lebanese American University

Tomorrows Leaders


A souvenir photo during the Alumni Welcome Ceremony for the TL Graduating students in May 2015

The Tomorrow’s Leaders Program is a collaboration between the U.S. Department of State’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and the Lebanese American University (LAU). It provides higher education opportunities to youth from around the Arab world who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential but who may otherwise not have the chance to study in an American educational system. 

The program was launched in 2008, and is currently managed by LAU’s Student Development and Enrollment Management (SDEM)

The Outreach & Civic Engagement Unit (OCE): Within SDEM oversees the overall grant’s methodology, academic projections, scholar’s work plans, volunteering, internships, outreach, coordination with different LAU constituents for the smooth implementation of the grant, and Alumni networking.

The Office of International Services (OIS):  Within SDEM oversees the scholar’s general welfare upon arrival to LAU and during their studies by coordinating all travel related services such as Lebanese Residency requirements, travel notifications, plans for university breaks (winter/summer), dormitories, health and insurance coverage, and the US semester abroad.

The program selects high school students with leadership capabilities from the MENA region and offers them the opportunity to pursue undergraduate studies in one of the Middle East’s premier institutions of American higher education.

Selected students, the majority of whom are women, receive full-tuition scholarships. Participating countries include:

The mission of the program is to prepare future Arab leaders for the complexities of the 21st century. Through high-quality academic support, leadership development activities, and civic engagement opportunities, the program fosters professionalism, ethical conduct, and tolerance in order to enable students to become globally competitive leaders and agents of change in their respective societies.

For more detailed program information, see Program Overview.

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