Iraq Scholars and Leaders Program

The Iraq Scholars and Leaders Program (ISLP) was a competitive scholarship program which provided select graduate (Master’s or Doctoral) and current or prospective undergraduate students from Iraq with a fully-funded scholarship towards the completion of a degree at a college or university in the United States. Funded by a U.S. corporation and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), the goal of the program was to provide the Iraqi scholarship recipients with the opportunity to pursue study at a U.S. college or university, develop new leadership and cultural skills, and to build closer ties between the people of the U.S. and the future leaders of Iraq.