Placement and Monitoring of Privately Sponsored Students: The Foundation administers the educational programs of Lebanese students who are privately funded.  In doing so the Foundation evaluates the students’ academic credentials, helps the students submit applications to appropriate institutions, follows up with the institutions on the status of their applications, counsels the students on academic and career decisions, and monitors their progress through the completion of their academic programs. The Foundation also serves as liaison between these students and academic institutions and immigration officials. In addition, non-sponsored Lebanese students, who recognize our knowledge of the educational systems in North America and our extensive contacts with educational institutions, frequently ask the Foundation to advise them on college selection and to write letters of recommendation on their behalf.

Boston University/Hariri Foundation Scholarship Program: Under this program the Foundation nominates highly qualified candidates from Lebanon for a limited number of scholarships which cover full tuition for two years of graduate study in masters degree programs. Students must receive an unconditional admission to Boston University in order to be considered for this program. For more information contact  Christiane G. Buck at

Rafik B. Hariri Building, Boston University School of Management

Research Science Institute: Each year the Foundation selects several outstanding math and science high school juniors from Lebanon to attend a six-week long Research Science Institute (RSI), which is held jointly by the Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) and MIT. The Hariri Foundation was the first Arab organization to participate in the RSI program. Starting with 1993 and continuing to the present, the foundation has sponsored a total of 62 RSI participants. In addition, the foundation assists CEE by selecting candidates from Lebanon who receive funding from a source other than the Hariri Foundation. For more information click here