Scholarship

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About Our Scholoship Program

Our scholarships program is rebuilding peace in the Middle East by empowering young women to gain the skills and experience required for the task. We offer full undergraduate and graduate scholarships in almost any program of your choosing, because what matters is your passion and potential. We’ve established a number of academic partnerships with leading Universities and Colleges throughout Canada, the US and beyond so you can reach your academic goals without the worry of how to afford it.

How To Apply

  1. Check you meet DFL’s requirements
  2. Review our partner’s requirements and application processes (including fees and deadlines)
  3. Submit your applications to DFL and your chosen academic partners

Each Daughters for Life’s scholar has their own dreams, skills, and experience, but to apply you must be:

  • female,
  • a citizen and resident of the Middle East, and
  • living in financial hardship.

To be considered for a scholarship, you must also meet these criteria:

  • Achieving success despite adversity and hardship
  • Making an outstanding contribution to improving the lives of girls and women through work and volunteering at school and in the community
  • Reaching significant academic grades (minimum of 75%)
  • Having strong command of English that meets the academic institution’s requirement
  • Compassion
  • Creativity
  • Perseverance
  • Interested in studying almost any* academic subject!

*some restrictions apply, see individual academic partners for more information.

  • To positively contribute to all communities you join
  • To return home when your studies are complete, to benefit your community
DFL scholarships are only available to young Middle Eastern women who apply to our academic partners. We’ve made it easier for you by listing our partners’ requirements and any program restrictions.

Undergraduate Scholarship

Requirements:
There are many factors taken into consideration during the admission decision but as a minimum, you should meet the relevant requirements under each heading below.

Brescia is offering all courses except those available with Western University i.e Kinesiology and Health Sciences; see all courses here.

Visit their website to find out more about studying at Brescia.

Academic Requirements

  • Brescia University College has individualized requirements depending on which country you completed your High School education. If your country is not listed here, please contact Brescia directly.

Language Requirements

  • If you have not lived or studied in English and it is not your first language, you will need provide ESL test results to demonstrate your ability to learn in English. Students who can demonstrate English proficiency may have the requirements waived. To do so, please complete and submit the TOEFL Waiver Form.

Brescia University College accept English Language test result types, including:

TOEFL Internet-based (iBT), Paper-based (PBT), and the TWE
The minimum score required on the TOEFL is 550 on the paper-based test with a 5 on the TWE, and 83 on the internet-based tests with no score below 20.

IELTS International
A minimum overall band score of 6.5 is required with no part less than 6.0.

Visit their website to find out more about studying at McMaster and their admissions process.

Academic Requirements

McMaster University specifies its academic requirements by your country of origin:

  • Egypt: Thanaweya Am’ma and first year standing at a recognized university
    Israel: Bagrut or Mechina
    Jordan: Tawjihi/ Secondary School Leaving Certificate
    Lebanon: Baccalaureat libanais
    Palestine: Tawjihi/ first year standing at a recognized university
    Syria: General Secondary Education / Leaving Certificate

If you have completed other types of qualifications, the requirements for those are listed detailed below:

General Certificate of Education (GCE) Requirements:
Five subjects two of which must be at the GCE Advanced Level(A2)/ International A Level. The remaining prerequisite courses must be presented at the GCSE “O” level.

See below for the specific Advanced Level (A2)/ International A Level subjects appropriate for your chosen program.

International Baccalaureate General Requirements:
Applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma will be considered for admission to Level I, provided the completed diploma program includes the subject requirements of the program desired. Six subjects are required at the diploma level, of which three must be at Higher Level. Diploma points will be included in the overall score.

At the discretion of the Faculty, advanced credit of up to 18 units may be granted for completed Higher Level courses with a minimum final score of 5. Applicants must complete the IB Diploma to be eligible for advanced credit. Applicants who complete the IB certificate are eligible for admission but not advanced credit.

All programs require six subjects, including program requirements, 3 at the Higher Level (HL) and 3 at the Standard Level (SL).

If your country is not listed, or you would like more information, please visit McMaster University’s website.

Language Requirements

You must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving the minimum requirements as specified by McMaster. Please see acceptable tests of English Language Proficiency and minimum score requirements below.

  • 86 on TOEFL iBT (valid for 2 years) with a minimum of 20 in each of the four component parts; or,
  • 6.5 on IELTS with a minimum of 6.0 on each of the four components (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening); or,
  • 85 on MELAB (valid for 2 years) Minimum 80 in each of the three required components, Minimum 3 in optional speaking component (Required); or,
  • Grade B on CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced) with a minimum of ‘Good’ on each of the four components (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening); or,
  • 60 on PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic; valid for 2 years) with a minimum 60 in Writing & Speaking.

Note that it is your responsibility to make all arrangements regarding the writing of the English Language Proficiency tests and to have the official score report forwarded to Enrolment Services in the Admissions Office directly from the testing center in a timely manner.

Visit their website to find out more about studying at York University.

Academic Requirements

York University describe their admission requirements by country:

  • Egypt: Thanaweya A’ama (General Secondary Education School Certificate)
  • Israel: Bagrut or Mechina
  • Jordan: Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate)
  • Lebanon: Baccalauréat II or Shahaada Thaanawiya Amma (Lebanese General Secondary Certificate)
  • Morocco: Baccalaureat
  • Syria: Al Shahada Al Thanawiya or Baccalaurét (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

Find out about program-specific admission requirements on their website.

Language Requirements

Programs at Keele Campus are offered in English, while programs at Glendon Campus are offered in a bilingual (English and French environment). Applicants must demonstrate a required level of English and/ or French depending on the course they are applying to.

Health: NursingOverall Band: 1 – 4iBT: 897Lassonde School of EngineeringOverall Band: 1 – 2iBT: 96 – 997.5Schulich School of BusinessOverall Band: 1iBT: 1007.5

Faculty/Program YELT (York English Language Test – 1 is the highest, 5 is the minimum score) TOEFL (York’s TOEFL code is 0894) IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)
School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

Environmental Studies

Health (*exceptions below)

Lassonde School of Engineering (*exceptions below)

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Science

Overall Band: 1 – 5 iBT: 83 6.5
Education (Consecutive education) Overall Band: 1 A minimum score of 103 with scores of at least 23 in listening, 24 in reading, 28 in writing and 28 in speaking An overall score of at least 7 on the IELTS (academic test only), with scores of at least 6.5 in reading and scores of at least 7 in writing and speaking
Glendon** Overall Band: 1 – 5 iBT: 83 6.5
Health: Nursing Overall Band: 1 – 4 iBT: 89 7
Lassonde School of Engineering Overall Band: 1 – 2 iBT: 96 – 99 7.5
Schulich School of Business Overall Band: 1 iBT: 100 7.5

*We may accept other language proficiency tests such as Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB), Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) and Cambridge English Language Assessment (CAE, CPE).

**Glendon French language requirements: Four full years of study at the secondary school level in French (where French is a primary language or primary language of instruction).

Potential French Language Assessments:
TFI (Test de français international) Overall score: 875
French Language Admissions Test administered by Student Recruitment and Applicant Relations
http://www.glendon.yorku.ca/futurestudents/apply/language-requirements/

Other Requirements:
You can find out more about applying to York University as an International student on their website.

Graduate Scholarships

Daughters for Life has now partnered with Brock University to offer scholarships for Master’s and PhD programs. Visit the tab below for more information on applying to Brock University.

Brock University is offering postgraduate places to DFL scholars only.

Visit their website to find out more about studying at Brock University.

Program Types Available:
Master’s and PhD – full list available here

Restrictions:
Brock are offering places for Master’s degrees excluding the following:

  • Master of Professional Kinesiology
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Education (ISP)
  • Master of Science in Material Physics (ISP)
  • Master of Applied Linguistics (ISP only)
  • Master of Business Administration (regular and ISP)
  • Master of Accountancy
  • Master of Applied Disability Studies

Requirements:
There are many factors taken into consideration during the admission decision but as a minimum, you should meet the relevant requirements under each heading below:

Academic Requirements:

Master’s Programs

  • Completed 4 year undergraduate degree, or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 75% (mid-B) average over the last 2 years of study.

Doctoral Programs

  • Completed an appropriate Master’s degree.
  • A average of 80% during their studies

For more information on Graduate program requirements, visit their website

Language Requirements:

  • Some programs have language requirements, please see Brock’s website for more information.

Undergraduate Scholarship

To apply for full time admissions please complete the online 105F application on the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre web site. If you intend to apply only to programs at Brescia University College, you may choose to complete the International Student Application Form instead of applying through the OUAC

All documentation is to be sent to Brescia:

Brescia University College
Office of the Registrar, Admissions
1285 Western Road
London, Ontario, Canada N6G 1H2
Tel: 519-858-5151
Email: brescia@uwo.ca
Find all the information you need to make an application on the University’s website.

Supporting Documents Required

You will find more information about this on the University’s website.

Deadline

Deadlines advertised on Brescia University’s website may differ, however applicants also applying to the Daughters for Life Foundation should submit their complete University application no later than: January 12, 2018

Applicants are encouraged to submit sooner than this date.

Creating an Application

You will need to apply online, but for any inquiries, contact:

Ms. May Zhai.
Program Manager, International Student Recruitment and ESL Programs.
Office of International Affairs, McMaster University
Alumni Memorial Hall, Room 203, 1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario,
Canada
L8S 4K1
oia@mcmaster.ca

Supporting Documents Required

If official transcripts are in a language other than English, they must be submitted both in the original language, as well as in an official, notarized English translation.

Deadline

Deadlines advertised on Brescia University’s website may differ, however applicants also applying to the Daughters for Life Foundation should submit their complete University application no later than: January 12, 2018

Applicants are encouraged to submit sooner than this date.

Making an Application

To apply to York University, you will need to complete a university application form, either through OUAC or the York University application form.

Supporting Documents Required

Deadline

Deadlines advertised on Brescia University’s website may differ, however applicants also applying to the Daughters for Life Foundation should submit their complete University application no later than: January 12, 2018

Applicants are encouraged to submit sooner than this date.

Graduate Scholarships

Daughters for Life has now partnered with Brock University to offer scholarships for Master’s and PhD programs. Visit the tab below for more information on applying to Brock University.

Brescia University College

All the information you should need to make an application to Brock University as an International student can be found here. You should apply directly to Brock here, and submit the non-refundable application fee.
If you have any questions, you can contact Brock University directly via: international@brocku.ca

Supporting Documents Required

As well as the application forms, applicants must submit all required documentation:

  • Transcripts and Degree certificates (as relevant), including certified translations. This includes incomplete studies, non-degree, exchanges and transfer credit courses. You will need to contact the Universities you have attended to obtain transcripts;
  • Program-specific documents (as necessary);
  • Proof of English Language proficiency (as required).

You will find more information on the University’s website.

Deadline

Deadlines advertised on Brock University’s website may differ, however, applicants also applying to the Daughters for Life Foundation should submit their University application for Master’s programs and Doctoral programs until spots are filled, some programs have been already filled-up.

The DFL application process: a step-by-step guide

To be considered for a Daughters for Life scholarship, you must:

  • Meet all of DFL’s requirements
  • Be accepted by one of our Academic Scholarship Partners

Please note: Scholarship places are limited; where multiple applicants meet these requirements, a combination of financial need and academic ability will be used to differentiate candidates and make a selection.

Step 1: Application Panel Review
All applications are reviewed to check applicants have completed their applications fully, correctly and meet the minimum requirements. If there are any issues with your application, you will be contacted.
November – January

Step 2: First Interviews
All applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be invited to attend an interview via Skype. You will be asked about your experiences and questions desgned to review your preparedness for post-secondary education in an international setting. If you perform well at your interview, you will be shortlisted for the scholarship. If you have not been successful at this stage, you will be contacted.
February – March

Step 3: Second Interviews
Applicants who reach the shortlist after first interviews will be invited to a second interview. You will be asked more in-depth questions about becoming a DFL scholar. In this interview, a representative of your chosen academic institution may be present, and parents of applicants will also be required to attend.
March – April

Step 4: Final Approval of Scholars
All applicants who reach the appropriate score at interview will be put forward for review by both the scholarship committee and partnered institutions. All applicants who reach this stage will be contacted following review, regardless of outcome.
April – May

Ready to apply? Great! There are three things you need to do:

  • There’s a number of documents you need to provide with your DFL application; make sure you know what they are and have them ready before you apply online – download your DFL document checklist.
  • You’ll also need a Financial Needs Analysis form which must be signed and completed with your application. Any application without this will not be considered.
  • Don’t forget to get two referees to complete the reference form and email it directly to us via apply@daughtersforlife.com. This year we’re looking for one from a teacher, and one from a someone who knows you at a community project or volunteer role.
  • Make sure you know who you’re applying to and what program(s) you want to study – you’ll need this information for the scholarship application.
  • You’ll need to apply for them at the same time as applying for DFL, and complete your applications by the same deadline – January 12th, 2018.
  • Still not sure? Read up on this year’s Academic Scholarship Partners.
  • We now have an online application form where you’ll be able to submit all the required documentation so make sure it’s ready!
  • It’s not possible to save the form and go back to it, so you’ll need to copy the questions into a word file to draft, and return to the form once you’re ready to submit.
  • There are separate forms for Undergraduate programs (AUW, Brescia, McMaster & York) and Postgraduate programs (Brock), so make sure you complete the right one.
  • Don’t forget, the deadline to apply is January 12th, 2018!

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Undergraduate Scholarship Application

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Graduate Scholarship Application

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Scholarship Academic Partners

Our partners for 2017/18 are a great eight institutions with three new partnerships, including partnerships for this year with McMaster University, Brock University and York University.

Over the last 6 years, Daughters for Life has partnered with a total of 17 Colleges and Universities. Here are some of our previous partners:

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