LNASP Financial Update 
July 28th, 2014

Dear Libyan Students in North America,

CBIE would like to inform you that the Third / Fourth Quarter Monthly Living Allowance (MLA) lists and funds have not been received from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. As was communicated in our previous correspondence on June 24th, 2014, this means that  processing of the July MLA  will continue to be delayed until the receipt of the funds and lists.

Based on our internal sources, the funds are either in the final approval stages in the Libyan Central Bank or in the process of being transferred to the Libyan Embassies/Consulates in North America. CBIE has been in regular contact with various stakeholders, including the Libyan Embassies in Washington, D.C. and Ottawa, in addition to the Scholarship Department and Al-Tafweedat, to expedite the transfer of the 3rd/4th Quarter MLA funds.

The recent events in Libya have caused major disruptions to the operational capacity of various governmental bodies including the Ministry of Higher Education and the Libyan Central Bank. By extension, these effects have delayed the transfer of the 3rd/4th Quarter MLA funds to all sponsored Libyan students studying abroad.

Upon the receipt of the funds, CBIE will inform all eligible students (i.e.. students who appear on the new lists) by email, Facebook and Twitter.

Please note that insurance coverage will continue for all eligible students during the month of August.

We understand the severity of the situation and assure you that we will continue our follow-up with the relevant stakeholders in this regard. We appreciate your patience and understanding, and we will keep you apprised of new developments.

The Libyan-North American Scholarship Program