Tomorrow’s Leaders Program


The Tomorrow’s Leaders Program (TL) is an initiative of the United States Department of State US-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) that supports capable and highly motivated young scholars from underserved backgrounds in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region by providing a fully funded undergraduate level academic matriculation, civic education, and leadership development. The full-coverage scholarship aims at investing in Arab youth’s unexplored capacity and strengthening their leadership skills to become drivers of change and catalyze social progress in their home community.

 Tomorrow’s Leaders Undergraduate Program (TLU)

The United States Department of State MEPI Tomorrow’s Leaders Undergraduate Program (TLU) was launched in 2008 at LAU Recipients may pursue an undergraduate degree in selected fields at LAU. In addition to their studies, students have the opportunity to enroll for a semester in renowned universities in the US and are encouraged to engage in community service activities and participate in workshops and internships, both local and international.

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Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate Program (TLG)

In 2018, and for the first time in the MENA region, LAU MEPI introduced Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduates Program (TLG). The objective of the two-year post-graduate program is to expand the impactful work of the TL undergraduate program by providing exceptional but financially challenged bachelor’s graduates with master’s degrees that contribute to the region’s development.

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Tomorrow’s Leaders Gender Scholars (TLS)

In July 2020, the  Tomorrow’s Leaders Gender Scholars (TLS) Program was launched with the objective to strengthen undergraduate student awareness, preparedness, and skills in gender education and activism. The program covers a one-time-full tuition fees up to one academic year.

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Tomorrow’s Leaders College to Work Pipeline (TLP)

In 2021, The US-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) has launched Tomorrow’s Leaders College-to-Work Pipeline (TLP), a new project in collaboration with the American University of Beirut (AUB) and Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). The TLP project offers a demonstrated pipeline conducive to gainful employment to currently enrolled TL students and helps students link with potential employers and maximize their employability with the focus on the MENA region.

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