WE ARE LEO

A Gateway to Learning and Leading

Established as a new non-profit organization in August 2015, we serve bright young Palestinians, women and men, from the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon and Jordan by securing and managing scholarships to American colleges and universities. We enhance personal development through guidance and academic mentoring.

As a 501.c.3 charitable educational foundation we work in partnership with U.S. colleges, businesses, host families and relief organizations to make our mission a reality.

MISSION

The LEO Mission

Our mission is to secure and administer valuable undergraduate scholarships and educational opportunities for qualified Palestinian students from the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon and Jordan. We believe that education and intercultural exchange is the essential path to peace, stability and development.

As a 501.c.3 charitable educational foundation we work in partnership with U.S. colleges, businesses, host families and relief organizations to make our mission a reality.

What Makes LEO Unique

The LEO process shepherds the development of Palestinian student scholars from the beginning to the end of their American undergraduate education. In addition to our belief in the significance of education, we at LEO also believe in personal development. Through personal guidance, academic mentoring, internships, job placement assistance and graduate school applications, we believe that our scholars will flourish and make significant contributions to the cultural, economic and political fabric of their societies and countries of residence. We are confident that their contributions will lead to a climate of peace, resolution, prosperity and long-term stability.

Working with well poised partners in the region, we start identifying and developing bright and motivated students as early as the 10th grade. We get to know the students and their families early. We gain an understanding of their individual challenges, and we assist them in preparation of a higher education. Students are reviewed by a team of academics and have psychological and medical evaluations before being accepted.

Our personal histories with the students and graduates of predecessor programs provides the unique opportunity for peer mentorship of our students.