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USP Excellence Award

Award description

The aim of the award is to cultivate a greater sense of volunteerism among students by recognizing individuals who dedicate their efforts to enact positive change within their respective communities while maintaining outstanding academic performance.


  • USP students in their final academic year with a CGPA of 80% or above can apply for this award
  • They must demonstrate commitment and dedication, service to community, impact, and innovation through the fulfillment of the USP civic engagement requirements (volunteerism, leadership training workshops, internship, and community service projects). 
  • Ideal applicants should also have a record of academic excellence.

Required documents

  • A reference letter from a community partner or NGO which might include an internship supervisor or an NGO staff where the volunteering has been completed.
  • A copy of the official transcript.

Application procedure

  • Fill out and submit the application form before February 5, 2018.
  • Applicants will be evaluated based on leadership excellence (50%) and academic excellence (50%).
  • The shortlisted candidates will be invited to a 15-20 minute interview with the jury to explain more about their community engagement experience and propose a vision for a community service project.
  • Prizes:
    1. The first and second winners will be expected to identify the professional workshop/course outside Lebanon, which aligns with their career path and individual development plan, and inform the USP management team for verification of the appropriate fit;
    2. The third winner will be expected to identify the graduate studies preparation course and exam and inform USP management team for verification;
    3. LAU will share with the winning students a list of potential available professional opportunities from vetted institutions in Lebanon and MENA region based on their major and defined career path;
    4. An article/success story will be published on LAU-USP website, Facebook pages to highlight the winners.

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If you have any questions regarding the application process, please e-mail us. 

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