The Tomorrow’s Leaders (TL) Program, sponsored by the Department of State’s U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) supports capable and highly motivated young scholars from underserved backgrounds in the Middle and North African (MENA) region by providing a fully funded undergraduate and graduate level academic matriculation, civic education, and leadership development. The full-coverage scholarship aims to invest in Arab youth’s capacity to strengthen their leadership skills to become drivers of change and to catalyze social progress in their home community.
A Leadership program with a Gender Focus
MEPI Tomorrow’s Leaders Program Partners
The LAU MEPI Tomorrow’s Leaders Program collaborates closely with several partners to achieve its objectives. These partners include the grant partner, student recruiter, US semester facilitator, and the alumni network.
MEPI Tomorrow’s Leaders Program Administration
The International Services and Programs (ISP) at LAU’s Student Development and Enrollment Management (SDEM) oversees the administration of the MEPI TL program. They are responsible for managing the grant methodology, academic projections, scholars’ work plans, volunteering opportunities, internships, and outreach initiatives. The ISP also ensures the general welfare of the scholars, including coordinating travel-related services such as Lebanese residency requirements, travel notifications, university breaks (winter/summer), dormitories, health insurance coverage, the US semester abroad, and coordination with various LAU constituents. The ISP also facilitates alumni networking activities.
MEPI Tomorrow’s Leaders Programs
The MEPI Tomorrow’s Leaders Program offers a range of scholarships to academically qualified students who are unable to afford American-style higher education.