USAID Higher Education Scholarship Program

News and Events

In Brief

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.

Higher Education Scholarships Take Off

LAU has launched the HES program funded by the USAID, which offers full scholarships to 69 excelling and deserving high-school graduates who will pursue their education at LAU courtesy of the University Scholarship Program and the Refugee Scholarship Support. The scholars were received by OCE staff and AVPs on orientation day.

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