Tomorrow’s Leaders Undergraduate Program (TLU)
The Tomorrow’s Leaders Undergraduate (TLU) Program supports students in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region by providing undergraduate-level academic matriculation, civic education, and leadership development. TLU is a leadership-training program that partners with leading U.S.-accredited universities in the MENA region to build a cadre of community, business, and national leaders who are civic-minded, intellectually able, and professionally skilled.
TLU targets students from around the region who are academically qualified but who are otherwise unable to afford American-style higher education. Students will enroll at the undergraduate level at one of the hosting institutions: the American University of Beirut (AUB), the Lebanese American University (LAU) in Lebanon, and the American University in Cairo (AUC) in Egypt. Each host university offers a civic awareness and leadership-based component, and participants receive mentoring and internship opportunities with local civil society, business, and non-governmental organizations. In addition, each student has the opportunity to study abroad in the U.S. for one semester. Upon returning to their home countries, participants join a network of over 1200 program alumni serving as leaders across the MENA region.
The program covers the following:
- Full tuition coverage (for a maximum period of four academic years)
- Housing (double room occupancy)
- University health insurance
- Entrance visa and residency permit fees
- Monthly living allowance
- A yearly book allowance
- Laptop for the duration of the program
- Two yearly round trip tickets from and to your home country
- Opportunity for a study abroad semester in the U.S. (subject to maintaining a CGPA of 3.0 and above)
- Civic leadership and career-oriented workshops
- Internship opportunities
- Faculty mentorship and guidance
- Professional training on leadership and gender.
- Academic advising, mentoring services, and learning services
·Who is Eligible?
To be eligible to apply, you must:
- Be a citizen/national of Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Syria, Yemen, and Iraq, and West Bank and Gaza (including Palestinians residing outside of the West Bank and Gaza);
- Be a current high school senior or applicant who graduated from high school in 2023. In Yemen, Syria, Libya, and Iraq current high school senior or applicant who graduated from high school in 2022 or 2023;
- Demonstrate strong academic credentials;
- Demonstrate proficiency in written and spoken English with a minimum of 55 for the TOEFL iBT that is less than two years old;
- Exhibit maturity, flexibility and leadership potential;
- Maintain a high GPA and pass high school leaving exam in final year;
- Be able to start the program in August/September of 2024;
- Demonstrate financial need per Tomorrow’s Leaders Program and host university financial aid policies; and
- Students who qualify may be eligible for up to one year of intensive English Language training if needed.
Note: U.S. Citizens or U.S. Legal Permanent Residents are not eligible to apply.
“FHI 360 manages recruitment for the Tomorrow’s Leaders program on behalf of the U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative. Interested candidates should visit the Tomorrow’s Leaders website at Tomorrow’s Leaders Program (tomorrowsleadersprogram.org) for full eligibility requirements and the application information.
The Tomorrow’ Leaders (Undergraduate/ Graduate) Program will extend the application deadline to December 11, 2023, for applicants from the following countries/territories: Algeria, Bahrain, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, West Bank & Gaza, and Tunisia.”