Tomorrow’s Leaders Program


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. Moreover, the MEPI-TL program aims to advance and deepen the student’s awareness of gender equality’s challenges and solutions.

Tomorrow’s Leaders Undergraduate (TLU) Program

The Tomorrow’s Leaders Undergraduate (TLU) Program was established in 2008 at LAU under the MEPI initiative. TLU recipients have the opportunity to pursue an undergraduate degree in selected fields at LAU. Additionally, students can choose to spend a semester studying at renowned universities in the United States. The program emphasizes community service engagement, encouraging students to participate in workshops, and internships, both locally and internationally.

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Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate (TLG) Program

In 2018, LAU MEPI introduced the Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate (TLG) Program, the first of its kind in the MENA region. TLG aims to build upon the impactful work of the TL undergraduate program by providing financially challenged bachelor’s graduates with the opportunity to pursue master’s degrees. This two-year post-graduate program contributes to the region’s development by equipping exceptional students with advanced knowledge and research skills.

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Tomorrow’s Leaders Gender Scholars (TLS)

The Tomorrow’s Leaders Gender Scholars (TLS) Program was launched in July 2020 with the objective of enhancing undergraduate student awareness, preparedness, and skills in gender education and activism. The program supports students by covering full tuition fees for up to one academic year, allowing them to focus on their studies and engagement in gender-related issues.

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Tomorrow’s Leaders College to Work Pipeline (TLP)

In 2021, the U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) introduced the Tomorrow’s Leaders College-to-Work Pipeline (TLP) project in collaboration with the American University of Beirut (AUB) and Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). The TLP project aims to provide a clear pathway to gainful employment for currently enrolled TL students. It assists students in connecting with potential employers and maximizing their employability in the MENA region.

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