Emergency Financial Aid Fund

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First, there was a devastating political and economic crisis in Lebanon. Next, there was a global COVID-19 pandemic. Then – when we thought it could not get any worse – a devastating explosion rocked our capital, taking the lives of 200+ people, and injuring around 6,500 others. It has also left hundreds of thousands homeless.

After three back-to-back catastrophes — all of which are ongoing — our students and their families are experiencing extreme economic hardship. More than 70 percent of our 8,500 students have demonstrated new financial need — many to the extent that they have considered dropping out of LAU.

Losing a generation of youth isn’t an option, nor will LAU fall short on its motto of not yielding. Keeping LAU students enrolled is of utmost importance to the institution, Lebanon, and the world if we want to see any prosperity and peace in the future.

As a result, LAU has dispersed $50 million in financial aid and scholarships this year — covering the current academic year — to deserving students through a number of extreme measures, which has stretched the institution to its absolute limit. Now, we need your support to help us give our students the education they dream of and deserve.

Be our students’ and our nation’s hero. Make a gift now.

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