Tripoli, 26 October 2013:
Four pupils from the MENA region, including Libya, who are just finishing secondary school and have leadership potential . . .[restrict]have the chance to study abroad as part of a fully-funded American scholarship programme.
The scholarships are aimed at students from under-represented backgrounds in the MENA region. In particular, men and women who represent the the region’s cultural, religious and geographic diversity and are from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds who would otherwise be unable to afford university study.
The scholarships are being offered as part of the Tomorrow’s Leaders programme by the US Department of State’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and AMIDEAST organisation.
The funded study will be for a course at one of three universities – the American University of Beirut, the American University in Cairo or the Lebanese American University. There are already 165 Tomorrow’s Leaders studying at these institutions.
The MEPI Tomorrow’s Leaders scholarship programme aims to build a group of university-age leaders who are civic-minded, intellectually-able and professionally skilled, who could become the community, business and national leaders of the future.
The scholarships will cover university fees for four years, travel, insurance and housing as well as a monthly allowance during the academic year.
Applicants should have a strong academic record and be proficient in English. They should also be able to demonstrate maturity, flexibility and leadership potential. Applicants must also be able to start the programme in August or September 2014.
The deadline for applications is 31 December 2013.
More information can be found here. [/restrict]