Scholarships Program – Overview
The Daughters for Life Foundation offers full scholarships in Canada, US, UK, and Bangladesh at the undergraduate and graduate level. We have partnerships with some of the world’s top universities and are looking forward to forming new collaborations with leading international academic institutions.
Our Scholarship Program is developed in collaboration with leading Canadian and international academic institutions and educational organizations in order to assist deserving female students from the Middle East with post-secondary education, including travel, tuition, accommodation, and food. Our scholarship recipients are chosen on the basis of their excellent academic performance despite financial hardship or adversity, a demonstrable ability to make an outstanding contribution to improving the lives of girls and young women through extra-curricular activities, work or volunteer experiences, and their financial need. Our goal is to invest in and foster their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.
We welcomed the first five Daughters for Life scholars in 2012, who enrolled in full time studies at Trent University, Peterborough, ON, The Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Toronto, ON, and the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, US. Yosra Albakkar, Hadeel Baraka, Ayah Alsisi, Nour Daoud and Marsil Hana were the first cohort of young Middle Eastern women taking part in the Daughters for Life Foundation Scholarship Program.
In 2013, we welcomed ten scholars; Shahd Arafat and Jumana Abdo commenced their Masters degrees at Oxford Brookes University; Asmaa Abushabab, Nour Alnajjar, Saba Attallah, Haneen Afana, Jamila Zaer and Reem Razzouk, enrolled in the Asian University for Women. Nawal Khalily and Amany Khatr joined the English program at the International Language Academy of Canada.
In 2014, Daughters for Life collaborated with New College of Florida to provide five undergraduate scholarships. Leen Al Fatafta, Najla Fawwaz, Racha Masara,Loureen Sayej, and Ayah S.Y. Tafesh, at the New College of Florida.
For the 2015-2016 academic year, Daughters for Life Foundation offered ten scholarships for exceptional young women from The Middle East who demonstrates leadership potential, academic excellence, and outstanding character. Collaborations with College Boréal, Manhattanville College, and Wilfrid Laurier University were held as well as New College of Florida. Hiba Miari and Mayar Tharowat enrolled at the Wilfred Laurier University; Sarah Abu Ramadan and Eman Alatbash enrolled at the Collège Boréal; Wardah AlAkrah and Waad Hassan,admitted for Manhattenville College; Jaida AbuKhader, Diana Tarazi, Simona Rahi, and Rozana Jaber matriculated at the New College of Florida.
Accepting new applications for 2016 will begin 1st of October, 2015 and ends on February 26, 2016.
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Scholarship Educational Affiliates:
- Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
- New College of Florida, USA
- Manhattanville College, USA
- Collège Boréal, Canada
- The University of Rochester, USA
- Eastern Mennonite University, USA
- Sault College, Canada
- Oxford Brookes, UK
- Trent University, Canada
- Humber College, Canada
- Asian University for Women, Bangladesh
- The International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC), Canada
- The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), USA
- Victoria College University of Toronto, Canada