The Student Leaders program offers outstanding undergraduates from across the MENA region an intensive leadership training course of approximately 5 weeks in the United States from June 27 – August 1, 2018. The program emphasizes lessons in participatory governance and the application of leadership skills.

Course Level: Undergraduate, Masters

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students from the following countries named above are eligible to apply.
  • This program is open to university students between the ages of 20 and 24. We seek a gender-balanced pool of candidates and give preference to traditionally under-served participants. While nominees may be undergraduate or graduate students in any field of academic specialization, it is critical that they exhibit a serious interest in pursuing leadership opportunities in their home countries and demonstrate a desire to deepen their civic engagement.
  • Those who have previously traveled to the U.S. or studied abroad are ineligible. Applicants should demonstrate sufficient English-language skills to participate in U.S. university-level classes and must be enrolled in and attending a university in their home countries. At the time of application and while participating in the program, participants cannot hold U.S. citizenship or be a U.S. Legal Permanent Resident.

Number of Awards: Up to 60

Value of Award: Expenses for the program are fully paid by the U.S. Department of State.

Duration of Program: 5 Weeks (June 26 – July 31, 2019)

Method of Application: Participants apply for the program online here and are then interviewed and nominated by Embassies.

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31st December, 2018

Award Providers: U.S. Department of State.