USAID LOTUS Scholarship Program | Program Package

Program Package

USAID Lotus Scholarship Program

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2014 U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative LOTUS Program Scholarship packages will include the following:

  • Full tuition and payment of all university fees for the duration of study (1 year English language and Academic Preparation Program and 4 years academic degree studies)
  • Housing for the duration of study in secured, single-gender university housing buildings or apartment buildings that are rented and monitored by the universities
  • Transportation on university buses to/from university and housing
  • Books and lab fees for coursework for the duration of study
  • Monthly living allowance during the period of study
  • Annual clothing allowance
  • First year settling-in allowance
  • Laptop computer
  • Academic and social mentoring and counseling to promote integration and success
  • Participation in a Leadership in Action Program throughout the duration of study to nurture leadership skills and community responsibility and development
  • Career counseling, labor market orientation and workplace activities in preparation for graduation and entering the labor market
  • At least 28 will have the opportunity to spend a semester or a summer term at a university in the United States (preference will be given to high performing students who have not participated in educational and cultural exchanges outside of Egypt)

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