AUB students arrive at the campus in Beirut, Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Two years ago, Jana al-Mawed, a young Palestinian living in Lebanon, didn't know what the future held for her. In a twist of events, Jana is now an English literature student in her junior year at the American University of Beirut following a life-changing scholarship. The prestigious university has tuition fees that can reach tens of thousands of dollars a year, putting it out of reach for many talented students in Lebanon without the financial means. Jana, just like many other Palestinian students, was able to study at AUB because of a full scholarship offered by the United Lebanon Youth Project. A number of meritocratic scholarships are giving Palestinians like Mawed the opportunity to study at top universities in the country regardless of their financial means. ULYP is only one of a number of scholarships available to study at universities open to Palestinians in Lebanon.The U.S.-Middle East Partnership Program (MEPI) offered 21 full scholarships to AUB students from various Arab nationalities, including Palestine.AUB also offers scholarships and the Palestinian embassy grants students partial scholarships, covering a part of the tuition fees.
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