Frequently Asked Questions

Q. 1 What is the Tomorrow's Leaders Program Grant Agreement and why was it developed?
Q. 2 What if a student does not want to sign the grant agreement?
Q. 3 I am concerned about signing the student declaration indicating that I accept any future amendments, can you please clarify?
Q. 4 How should Tomorrow's Leaders Program students refer to Tomorrow's Leaders Program if interviewed by a media representative?
Q. 5 Are Tomorrow's Leaders Program students entitled to discuss any new regulations before implementation?
Q. 6 Are students allowed to suggest ideas for activities?
Q. 7 What does the monthly allowance listed in the terms and conditions include?
Q. 8 What does pre-academic training involve?
Q. 9 Does the Tomorrow's Leaders Program have a certain requirement related to the course load per semester?
Q. 10 In how many years are Tomorrow's Leaders Program students expected to graduate?
Q. 11 Am I allowed to take courses in the summer and winter?
Q. 12 Do I have to travel for the semester abroad?
Q. 13 What major incidents would lead to a warning letter from the Tomorrow's Leaders Program administration?
Q. 14 How many warnings may a student receive during the entire scholarship program period?
Q. 15 Is the student subject to termination if he/she was caught driving without a license or committed a violation and was put in jail?
Q. 16 What is the scoring system for the LPI?
Q. 17 Are students allowed to apply for an internship program in the summer instead of community service?
Q. 18 How many fails/drops are Tomorrow's Leaders Program students allowed?
Q. 19 Are Tomorrow's Leaders Program students allowed to repeat a course to improve their grade?
Q. 20 What are the rules for pursuing double majors and double minors?
Q. 21 What are the rules for pursuing a minor?

Q. 1 The Tomorrow's Leaders Program Grant Agreement is an official document that outlines the scholarship program's goals and objectives, the different parties involved in the program, the program benefits, and the responsibilities of the grant recipient and grounds for termination. In any scholarship program, the sponsor/donor in cooperation with the implementing institution, develop policies and regulations governing the scholarship offer to achieve the scholarship program goals and objectives.  These policies are usually included in the grant agreement, which highlight the benefits as well as the responsibilities of the scholarship recipient or scholar. Scholarship recipients are expected to respect and abide by the regulations described in the grant agreement.  Ideally, grant agreements are presented to candidates selected at the beginning of their scholarship and are subject to modifications and amendments as the program develops.

Q. 2 If a student chooses not to sign the grant agreement, he/she cannot join the Tomorrow's Leaders Program scholarship program.

Q. 3 The statement indicating that the administration can make any amendments in the future as stated in the grant agreement is a standard statement.  This statement is included in most if not all major international scholarship documentation. It gives the administration flexibility in continuing to improve the program and addressing any issues that may arise. It should be noted that any amendments to the agreement must be approved by the U.S. Department of State and are established with the consent of at least two-thirds of the LEAD/Tomorrow's Leaders Program Advisory Committee (LAC).

Q. 4 Tomorrow's Leaders Program students should give tribute to the U.S. Department of State and the AUC.

Q. 5 Tomorrow's Leaders Program students are encouraged to actively share their opinions and suggestions with the Tomorrow's Leaders Program program administration. The Tomorrow's Leaders Program administration has the final authority in developing and implementing any new regulations.

Q. 6 Tomorrow's Leaders Program students are encouraged to actively suggest ideas for activities provided that these ideas contribute effectively to the Tomorrow's Leaders Program's goals and objectives, are cost-effective and logistically feasible.

Q. 7 The monthly allowance includes a food stipend and a living allowance.

Q. 8 The pre-academic training includes all ELI training, academic advising, life skills training and mentoring sessions as well as First Year Experience workshops. The goal of the pre-academic training is to equip students with the necessary basic language and study skills to help them succeed as undergraduate students at AUC.

Q. 9 The Tomorrow's Leaders Program expects all students to make normal progress in their degree program based on full-time enrollment each semester. As per Tomorrow's Leaders Program regulations, a full time student is a student who registers for a minimum of 15 credit hours for nonscience students and 18 credit hours for science students. Exceptions to this rule are subject to the approval of the Tomorrow's Leaders Program administration upon recommendation from the academic advisor. Overloads need to be approved, justified and must be in compliance with the student's graduation plans (defined as more than 15 credit hours for non- science and more than 18 credit hours for science students.) In special cases, and if the student is on probation or has any other major justifications the student may be allowed to carry a lower course load.  However, these requests must be approved by the coordinator and should be minimal and on an exceptional basis.

Q. 10 Tomorrow's Leaders Program students are expected to graduate within a period of four years. The Tomorrow's Leaders Program scholarship will not cover any additional courses or other expenses beyond the above mentioned duration.

Q. 11 The Tomorrow's Leaders Program program allows students to take summer or winter courses only when necessary for graduation and where this does not interfere with the summer internships and activities. Prior permission from the coordinator is required. There are certain guidelines and procedures for requests to be approved. Guidelines and request forms are available from your coordinator.  Students have to note that housing will not be provided in summer.

Q. 12 One of the core requirements for a Tomorrow's Leaders Program scholar is to travel and study abroad for a semester in the United States.

Q. 13 Here are some examples of incidents leading to a warning:

  • A cumulative GPA below 2.0.
  • Behavioral misconduct.
  • Cumulative LPI score below 2.
  • Violation of AUC and/or housing policies and regulations.
  • Violation of any of the laws and regulations of Egypt or host country (in case of travel abroad).

Q. 14 Students are allowed two warnings during the entire scholarship period. A third warning would lead to a dismissal from the Tomorrow's Leaders Program scholarship.

Q. 15 Yes, definitely. Tomorrow's Leaders Program scholars are responsible students who are expected to be responsible citizens and leaders in their communities. They are expected to be role models for other students in their country. Therefore, they are expected to respect Egyptian laws and regulations. According to Article 7.1, students violate Egyptian laws and regulations are subject to termination.

Q. 16 The LPI is graded out of 4. Failure to maintain a cumulative grade of 2 will warrant the issuance of a warning letter.

Q. 17 During the first year of the grant agreement, students are obliged to work on a summer internship for at least six weeks during the summer between freshman and sophomore year. The objective is to develop the students’ understanding of the needs of their local communities and to be able to conduct effective community service endeavors. Students must seek a two-month internship within the public sector. Students in subsequent years and especially during the final two years are allowed to apply for internships.

Q. 18 Ideally, and in line with most scholarships, students receiving scholarships based on academic merit and leadership potential are not expected to fail or drop any courses.  However, students may occasionally have major academic challenges or unforeseen circumstances that might lead to failing or dropping a course.  These problems are expected to be minimal. The scholarship program may cover up to a maximum of three courses (9 credits) during the whole duration of the grant period. The student will be entitled to pay for any credit hours beyond the above mentioned 9 credits.

Q. 19 No. It is prohibited to repeat a course for the sake of improving the grade. However, students may repeat the course an their own expense if they wish to do so.

Q. 20 The Tomorrow's Leaders Program covers full tuition fees for the total number of credit hours required per major. These credit hours include elective and core courses (which vary for each major), which the student can easily use to declare one or two minors or even another major. However, the Tomorrow's Leaders Program does not cover any additional expenses for double majors or double minors that are beyond the total credit hours required by their major. Students may wish to personally fund any additional courses or to seek other financial aid opportunities.

Q. 21 The student is restricted to taking the number of credits specified in his/her major. If he/she has not fully utilized any of the additional 9 credits offered by the program, the student may also use all 9 credits or any remaining credits after receiving approval from his/her coordinator.

Thank you,
The Tomorrow's Leaders Program team

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