Scholarship

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About Our Scholoship Program

Our scholarship program is rebuilding peace in the Middle East one step at a time by providing young women with the opportunity 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

There are two separate parts involved in applying to the DFL Scholarship Program.

A. Apply to the DFL Scholarship Program

  • You can apply for the DFL Scholarship if you are:
    • Female
    • A citizen of one of the following countries in the Middle East: Palestine, Israel, Morocco, Iraq, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon 
    • In financial need
    • Committed to returning to home country once studies are complete
  • Complete the DFL Scholarship Program Application, the Financial Needs Analysis form, the Supporting Documents form, and submit two references
  • Contact apply@daughtersforlife.com for further assistance

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 11, 2019

B. Apply to Our Academic Partners

  • Each university/college has their own set of admission requirements (including supporting documents), deadlines, and process for applying. In addition, each specific program will have its own requirements.
  • We encourage you to apply to more than one of our academic partners
  • Applications to the universities/colleges are NOT done through DFL

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR DFL CONSIDERATION: January 11, 2019*

*IMPORTANT: The official application deadlines may differ from the above date depending on the university/college. However, in order to be considered for the DFL scholarship, you must have applied to your desired universities/colleges before Jan 11, 2019 and got an application number/ID. The sooner you submit your university/college applications, the better. 

To be eligible for a scholarship with DFL, you must meet a certain set of criteria.

You can apply to the DFL Scholarship if you are:

  • Female
  • Citizen of one of the following countries in the Middle East: Palestine, Israel, Morocco, Iraq, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon 
  • In financial need
  • Committed to returning to home country once studies are complete

Additional criteria we consider:

  • 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 a strong command of English that meets the academic institution’s requirement
  • Compassion
  • Creativity
  • Perseverance
  • To positively contribute to all communities you join
  • To return home when your studies are complete, to benefit your community

Contact apply@daughtersforlife.com for further assistance.

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR DFL CONSIDERATION: January 11, 2019*

DFL offers its scholarships through specific academic partners only. In addition to applying to DFL for the scholarship portion, all applicants must apply to the respective academic partner for their desired university/college program(s).

You may apply to multiple universities/colleges and multiple programs within each university. Please note that there are application fees associated with each of the university/colleges, as noted on each of their websites.

Please find a list of our academic partners for the 2019/2020 year with important information and links for applying. It is important to be aware that these applications are separate from the DFL application and all questions regarding requirements, application process, etc. should be direct to the university/college itself.

Undergraduate Scholarship

Important Links:

How to Apply

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Programs

Admission Requirements

To Apply:

Use OUAC 105F (International) Application:  https://www.ouac.on.ca/ouac-105/

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR DFL CONSIDERATION: January 11, 2019*

*IMPORTANT: The official application deadlines may differ from the above date depending on the university/college. However, in order to be considered for the DFL scholarship, you must have applied to your desired universities/colleges before Jan 11, 2019 and got an application number/ID. The sooner you submit your university/college applications, the better.

Important Links:

International Application Guidelines (including English Proficiency)

Academic Programs

Incoming Class Profile

Required Testing

Checklist & Deadlines

Apply for Admission

To Apply:

Use either The Common Application OR The Coalition Application

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR DFL CONSIDERATION: January 11, 2019*

*IMPORTANT: The official application deadlines may differ from the above date depending on the university/college. However, in order to be considered for the DFL scholarship, you must have applied to your desired universities/colleges before Jan 11, 2019 and got an application number/ID. The sooner you submit your university/college applications, the better.

Important Links:

Academic Programs (Including Requirements for Each)

Application Procedure

Minimum Requirements

English Proficiency

To Apply:

If applying to York University ONLY use: https://form.apps06.yorku.ca/uaform/

If applying to York University AND other universities in Ontario, Canada use OUAC 105F (International) Application for all: https://www.ouac.on.ca/ouac-105/

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR DFL CONSIDERATION: January 11, 2019*

*IMPORTANT: The official application deadlines may differ from the above date depending on the university/college. However, in order to be considered for the DFL scholarship, you must have applied to your desired universities/colleges before Jan 11, 2019 and got an application number/ID. The sooner you submit your university/college applications, the better.

Graduate Scholarships

Important Links:

Academic Programs

  • Please Note:
  • The following Master’s degrees are NOT included in our partnership:
    • 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

How to Apply

English Proficiency

To Apply:

To apply to Brock University (Graduate Programs) use: https://www.ouac.on.ca/apply/brockgrad/en_CA/user/login

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR DFL CONSIDERATION: January 11, 2019*

*IMPORTANT: The official application deadlines may differ from the above date depending on the university/college. However, in order to be considered for the DFL scholarship, you must have applied to your desired universities/colleges before Jan 11, 2019 and got an application number/ID. The sooner you submit your university/college applications, the better.

Once you have ensured that you meet the criteria for our scholarship program and have applied to the academic partner of your choice, you may begin the DFL application process.

Please use the correct application for your desired level of study i.e. Undergraduate Application for Bachelor’s programs, Graduate Application for Master’s and PhD programs.

To apply, complete and submit the following forms:

Then, have at least two references (one academic, one community-based) complete and submit the following form:

  • Reference Form (Here)

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

  • Meet all of DFL’s requirements (including required forms, documents, and references)
  • Be accepted by one of our Academic 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 designed 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 scores at the interviews 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 the outcome.

April – May

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Undergraduate Scholarship Application

QUICK LINKS

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Graduate Scholarship Application

QUICK LINKS

Scholarship Academic Partners

Our partners for 2019/2020 are a great four institutions with four new partnerships, including partnerships for this year with McMaster University, Brock University, University of Pennsylvania 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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