MEPI TL Orientation Day 1: August 22, 2017 - Beirut Campus
The Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program (TL) is an initiative between the U.S. Department of State’s U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), AMIDEAST, and the Lebanese American University (LAU) for capable and highly motivated young scholars in the Middle East and North Africa who are from underserved backgrounds.
The primary objective of MEPI’s TL 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. Selected students will join more than 400 Tomorrow’s Leaders who have or are currently studying at select universities within the program.
Scholarship recipients may pursue an eligible undergraduate/graduate degree in a selected field at LAU. In addition to their studies, students are granted the opportunity to enroll for a semester in renowned universities in the U.S; and are encouraged to engage in community service activities and participate in workshops and local and international internships.Launched in 2008, and managed by LAU’s Student Development and Enrollment Management (SDEM), the MEPI TL Undergraduate program provides up to four-year university scholarships and internship opportunities at LAU to high school students who have the potential to become leaders. The targeted countries for the MEPI TL Scholarship Program are Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria (Syrians living in the state of Syria are not eligible), Tunisia, and Yemen.
LAU was the first university to implement the program in Lebanon in 2008 and it is currently managed by LAU’s Student Development and Enrollment Management (SDEM).
The Office of International Services (OIS) Within SDEM oversees the overall grant’s methodology, academic projections, scholar’s work plans, volunteering, internships, outreach, 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, coordination with different LAU constituents for the smooth implementation of the grant, and Alumni networking.
In 2018 and for the first time in the MENA region, LAU -MEPI introduced Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduates Program(TLG), a post-graduate program spanning over a period of two years which objective is to expand the impactful work of the TL undergraduate scholarship program by providing exceptional and financially needy bachelor degree graduates with select Masters degrees important for the region’s development.
Our TLers participating at Qatar Debate 2019
Our LAU TL student at the "Independent Activism" Session
LAU TL Alumnus during the graduation ceremony