USAID Higher Education Scholarship Program

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In Brief

New HES Scholars Welcomed to LAU

This fall, 84 new scholars joined the Higher Education Scholarship Program (HES), funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). To welcome them onboard, LAU’s Student Development and Enrollment Management team walked them through the program requirements, student activities, career services and overall university regulations.

A Year of HELM

To give a glimpse into a myriad of leadership activities and experiences, LAU’s USP/HES Scholars have been documenting their inspirational stories and initiatives in the monthly Higher Education Leadership Magazine (HELM), which celebrates its first publishing anniversary this month.

Funded by USAID, this unique scholarship program offers students endless opportunities to develop soft skills, serve their communities and prepare for their careers.

HES Scholars’ Welcome

The Outreach and Civic Engagement Department (OCE) welcomed 66 new Ambassador Merit Scholars in a virtual annual homecoming event for the USAID Higher Education Scholarship (HES) Cycle II. The scholars were greeted with warm wishes for the new academic year by LAU President Michel E. Mawad, USAID Mission Director Eileen Devitt, Vice President Elise Salem and Assistant VP for OCE Elie Samia.

USAID HES Orientation Day

As part of the integration process of the newly admitted 66 HES-USP VIII C2 & RSS Cycle 2 into the University Scholarship Program, the Outreach and Civic Engagement Department at LAU organized an online orientation session to tackle topics such as adapting to a new lifestyle, minimizing the cultural gap, managing finances, and hands-on usage of technological platforms.

USP and HES Scholars Hone their Skills

Over a weekend in mid-September, 46 University Scholarship Program (USP) and Higher Education Scholarship (HES) students from different cohorts convened for a residential camp. They were trained to further their skills in leadership, communication, trust-building, teamwork and analytical thinking.

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