About the Mentorship and U.S. based Scholarship Program
The Leonard Education Organization (LE•O) is pleased to announce a Call for Applications from Palestinian high school students who would like to pursue U.S.-based scholarships for the academic year beginning in fall of 2020 and 2021.
The program offers qualified high school students currently in their 10th and 11th grade the opportunity to be matched with a Palestinian mentor who has pursued higher education in the United States and Canada and who is familiar with navigating the process of college admission and obtaining fully-funded scholarship packages.
The mentors work directly with the selected applicants in guiding them through the application process to U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities. They guide students in selecting colleges and universities that suit their interests, devise an application timeline, ensure they have the resources to attain the required TOEFL and SAT scores and write
competitive admission essays. LE•O covers the cost of all educational materials required as well as test-taking fees for students who demonstrate financial merit.
The mentors work simultaneously with the LE•O staff to help negotiate full scholarship packages for our mentees. While participation to the LE•O Mentorship Program does not automatically guarantee students admission into a U.S. or Canadian college with a scholarship, LE•O has had a solid track record in placing program participants at top U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities with full funding.
The mentorship program is geared toward all Palestinian students based in the Middle East, and we strongly encourage students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds to apply.
"LE•O believed that I have the potential to do something. I know that I still have not, I am on my way there but still I couldn't have traveled this road without having connected with them. I just wanted to say thank you."
Who is Eligible to Apply?
Accepted students into the LE•O Mentorship Program will be matched with a mentor in June of 2019 with the aim of submitting completed college applications in the Fall of 2020/2021.
Students currently in their 10th or 11th grade
Students with an overall grade average of 90% or above (or an equivalent score)
Students who demonstrate strong proficiency in English
How to Apply
Interested applicants should register for an account which allows them to complete the online form and attach the required documents:
CV or resume
Most recent High School transcript
A brief letter describing to LE•O why the student seeks higher education in the U.S. and Canada. (The letter is an opportunity to discuss proposed topics of interest, their background, academic and financial merit, or to elaborate on experiences, interests or achievements highlighted in the resume/CV).
Applications for the LE•O mentorship program are accepted on a rolling basis.