TL Gender Scholars Program (TLS)

Eligibility and Application Process

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To be eligible to apply for this program, you must:

  1. Be a Lebanese undergraduate student currently enrolled at LAU.
  2. Be eligible to receive Financial Aid from LAU.
  3. Have a minimum CGPA of 3.0.
  4. Be willing to register in one gender/women’s studies course per semester.
  5. Have a minimum of two remaining semesters to graduate (at least 24 credits remaining).

Application Process

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How to Maintain the Scholarship

Below are the conditions you need to maintain to keep your scholarship for two consecutive semesters:

  1. Keep, at all times, a minimum CGPA of 3.0 and above.
  2. Remain eligible for LAU’s Financial need-based Aid.
  3. Register in the assigned TLS gender/women’s studies course during each semester.
  4. Not to drop the gender/women’s studies course. Dropping or withdrawing from the gender/women’s course means the immediate cancelation of the scholarship.
  5. Maintain, at all times, registration on a full-time basis.

Failing to keep all the above conditions at all times, leads to immediate disqualification from the TLS program.

Gender Studies 

The interdisciplinary Gender Studies program serves as a concrete embodiment of one of LAU’s values, namely promoting gender equality and inclusiveness. The program:

  1. Focuses on gender, the socially-constructed understandings of what it means to be female or male, and on how the identifications of gender affect people’s status across all social categories.
  2. Builds on a foundation of equality, human rights, and social justice. As such, it is inclusive in nature and combines both academic rigor and social activism. By scrutinizing the gendered power differential between males, females, and, students begin to understand the intersection of inequalities at all levels, and how to tackle such inequalities and promote inclusiveness.
  3. Addresses both academic and practical applications of gender issues, to alleviate power differentials, eliminate discrimination, and be able to fill an identified gender-based need in the job market. 
  4. Integrates gender into all sectors such as the field of education, health, media, political representation, economic participation, etc.
  5. Guarantees a high level of academic freedom as it integrates gender, along with several themes and concepts that are crucial to understanding gender inequality in the Arab world. Accordingly, Graduates of this program could pursue careers in governmental and non-governmental organizations focusing on gender across a broad range of sectors and span across  national, regional, and international level.

Core Gender courses series: Students need to complete two gender courses:

Required: SOC488D. Fundamentals of Gender Discrimination, and one of three special field Gender Equality in the Workplace courses, Gender Equality and the Media, and or Negotiation, Mediation, Conflict Resolution.