INTRODUCTION TO DFL SCHOLARSHIP

The Daughters for Life Foundation offers full scholarships for Undergraduate courses. We have a number of partnerships with leading academic institutions with whom we have developed our scholarship program. In conjunction with our partners, we are able to assist deserving female students from the Middle East with post-secondary education by providing funds for tuition, accommodation, travel and food.

Our recipients are those who are in the most need financially and chosen on the basis of their excellent academic performance in the face of adversity and have a demonstrable ability to make an outstanding contribution to improving the lives of girls and young women. Our goal is to invest in and foster their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead.  We aim to prepare them to pay it forward and make a difference to the lives of other girls and women in the Middle East.

Application Deadline is December 16, 2016

 

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The Scholarship is available to any female who meets the Daughters for Life eligibility criteria and who is applying to study with one of our scholarship partners.  To be in with a chance of receiving the scholarship, you must apply directly to the Daughters for Life foundation and to any of our partnered academic institutions at the same time.

 

APPLYING FOR DFL SCHOLARSHIP

To help you with your applications, we have answered a number of questions you might have below. Click on the links to find about applying for the Daughters for Life Scholarship Program:

 
 
 

Am I eligible for the Scholarship Program?

To be eligible to receive the Daughters for Life Scholarship, you must be/ demonstrate:

  • Female applicant
  • Citizen of the Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, etc…)
  • Achieving success despite having to overcome significant hardship or adversity
  • Financial hardship
  • Making an outstanding contribution to improving the lives of girls and young women, through extra-curricular activities, work or volunteer experiences at school and in the community.
  • Reaching significant academic standards (a grade average of 75% or above)
  • Compassion and creativity
  • Committed to returning to home country when studies are complete
University Requirements

Each partner university has specific requirements that you will also need to meet. You should read Applying for a place at University/ College and visit each institution’s website for more details, but you will need to meet these types of requirements:

  • Language requirements based on the location of the institution (e.g. English or French)
  • Skills requirements based on the course you are applying to (e.g. Music or Maths)

How do I apply for the Scholarship?

You should apply for the scholarship and to the Universities and Colleges at the same time.  This section explains how to apply for just the scholarship. For guidance on what you need to do when applying to universities and colleges, see Applying for a place at University/ College.

The Application Form

There are a number of steps you will need to complete to apply for the Daughters for Life scholarship, starting with the application form:

Download the DFL application form

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You must complete all parts of every section of the form, save it in PDF format and return it via email to apply@daughtersforlife.com

Please make sure you use the email subject: Scholarship Application – Your Name

Supporting Documents

As well as the application form, you must provide the following documentation:

  • At least two completed references, with at least one from a teacher, faculty member or academic supervisor. Your referees should complete their references separately to your application form, and send directly to apply@daughtersforlife.com

              Download the Reference form to send to your referees

  • Certified literal English translations of your high school transcript(s) and/ or any university transcripts – both should be with a grade average above 75% unless otherwise specified by the host academic institution.
  • Proof of English language proficiency as required by the host academic institution (if you are applying for more than one university – please provide documentation supporting the highest required level of English/ other language)
  • Copy of resume/CV

You should scan these in and return them via email along with your application form.

 

Sending your Application

All documentation must be fully and accurately completed (as described above), and received via email to apply@daughtersforlife.com no later than December 16, 2016

 

• Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered

• Only certified literal English translations of transcripts are accepted.

What happens after I submit my application?

Once you have submitted your application, it goes through a number of stages of review. Please see the boxes below that explain the process and the approximate timeline for when each of these things will happen.

STEP 1: Application Panel Review

All applications are reviewed to check that 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: Interviews

All applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be invited to attend an interview via Skype. At the interview you will be asked about your experiences and questions designed to review your preparedness for Post-secondary education. If you perform well in your interview, you will be shortlisted for the scholarship. If you have not been successful at this stage, you will be contacted by us.

January – March

STEP 3: 2nd Interviews

A second interview may be scheduled depending on the applied for university/college. In this interview a representative of the partnered academic institution will be there. Parents of applicants will be required to attend the same.

February – March

STEP 4: Approval of the finalists by the Scholarship Committee

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 the outcome.

February – March

What Universities & Colleges does this scholarship apply to?

The Daughters for Life foundation has a number of partnerships with some of the world’s leading Universities and Colleges. In order to receive the DFL scholarship, you must be accepted to study at one of these institutions. You should apply for a place to study at the same time as applying for the scholarship to ensure you receive confirmation of each in good time to start in the new academic year.

Find out more about our partnered scholarship institutions.

What if I have questions?

If you have any questions about your application that haven’t been answered above, please contact us in one of the following ways:

Telephone: +1 416 6400246

Email: apply@daughtersforlife.com

 
 

APPLYING FOR A PLACE AT UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE

This section of the site will help you understand each of our partnered institutions’ requirements.  Visit Applying for a Daughters for Life Scholarship to see our requirements as well.Select a tab to find out about each educational institution’s minimum entry requirements – every University and College is different so be sure to read all the ones you’re interested in carefully, and visit their websites for more information.To be considered by your chosen institution(s), you should meet the lowest minimum requirements of all the institutions you are interested in, in all sections, as well as the requirements required by Daughters for Life. However, you should note that each University and College takes many different factors into consideration during the admission process, for example, the number of places available, and so meeting these requirements is no guarantee of being offered a place or the scholarship.

Asian University for Women, BangladeshAsian university

Visit AUW’s website to find out more about studying there.

 

Requirements:

AUW are offering places for Undergraduate degrees in BS or BA in Economics, Environmental Sciences, Public Health, and Politics-Philosophy-and Economics (PPE).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

Asian University for Women specifies its academic requirements as follows:

  • Completed 10+2, a total of 12 years of education
  • An average of 75% of marks or equivalent grades in final examinations, including a minimum score of 75% on both English and mathematics exams. 

Language Requirements

  • A minimum of 75% of marks in final examinations of English.

Other

  • Demonstrate leadership potential and a commitment to work for positive social change.
  • Participate in extra-curricular activities.

How to Apply:

Making an Application

Applicants must complete all of the required forms:

  • AUW Application Form
  • Self-assessment Form
  • Institutional Recommendation Form

Download these forms and find all the information you need to make an application on the University’s website.

Supporting Documents Required

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

  • 3 copies of passport-size photographs with the name of the applicant written on the back
  • Certified/attested copies of all academic transcripts and certificates
  • Copies of any other certificates received (for extracurricular activities)
  • Copies of all relevant financial documents (e.g., bank statements, income tax certificates, salary statements, etc.)
  • List of extra-curricular activities

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

Deadline

Deadlines advertised on Asian University for Women’s website may differ, however applicants also applying to the Daughters for Life Foundation should submit their University application no later than:December 16, 2016 Applicants are encouraged to submit sooner than this date.

Brock University, CanadaBrock

Visit Brock University’s website to find out more about studying there as an International Student. 

Requirements:

Brock University welcomes students from around the world, and encourages applications from a variety of academic backgrounds. International students can apply for September entry only in order to be considered for all academic programs, scholarships and guaranteed residence.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

Brock University specifies its academic requirements by the applicant’s country of origin:

  • Egypt: First‑ Thanaweya A’ama (General Secondary Education Certificate)
  • Israel: Bagrut / Mechina
  • Jordan: Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate)
  • Lebanon: Lebanese Baccalauréat Certificate of Secondary Education (Shahaadat Al-Bakaalouriya al Lubnaaniya l’il-ta ‘liim al-Thaanawi)
  • Morocco: Baccalauréat
  • Syria: Al‑Shahâda Al‑Thânawiya / Baccalauréat

Please note: Because all grades need to be translated into equivalent grades, you should contact Brock University directly via admissions@brocku.ca for guidance on meeting their minimum requirements.Brock University provide a lot of information to support you in making your decision, and guide you through the application process. To help you, we have provided links to some of the more relevant parts of their website – you should visit each one:Admission Requirements by CountryAdmission Requirements by ProgramGeneral Information for International ApplicantsGeneral Information for International Students

Language Requirements

You will need to meet at least one of the following academic curriculums, test scores, or pathways to meet our English Proficiency requirements:

  Type of Requirement Minimum Score Required
Academic Curriculum
1. English Language School System Minimum three years of full-time study where the primary language of instruction and evaluation was English
2. International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Completion of the Diploma program where English was the language of Instruction
3. Brock’s Intensive English Language Program (IELP) Completion of Level 5
English Proficiency Test (EPT)
4. CAEL Overall score of 70, with no score below 60)
5. IELTS 6.5 or great, no band below 6.0
6. TOEFL iBT Score of 88 or greater, minimum 21 on speaking and writing
7. PTE Academics/ Pearson test of English Minimum score of 58
Language School
8. ESC Completion of the UCTP
9. ILAC Completion of University Pathway Level III
10. ILSC Completion of Level A2
11. CLLC Completion of UPP/ Level 7
12. ECSL Completion of UCP/ Level 500
13. Kaplan International Completion of University Foundation Course, min 85%, or advanced level, min 70%

https://brocku.ca/webcal/current/undergrad/admi.html

Other

N/A

How to Apply:

Making an Application

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

Supporting Documents Required

All applicants are required to provide the following documents in support of their application to Brock University

  1. International students should present the secondary school graduation certificate that would be acceptable for admission to an internationally recognized university in their own country.
  1. Students currently enrolled should present a current transcript or grade report including: any mid-term/predicted results available; grading scale; and the name of the matriculation certificate/diploma to be awarded upon completion of your studies.
  1. International Baccalaureate: Applicants who have successfully completed the IB diploma with the appropriate prerequisite subjects will be considered for admission and may be awarded a maximum of 3.0 transfer credits on the basis of higher level subjects completed at a minimum grade of 5. Applicants who successfully complete an IB Certificate program with a minimum of six subjects including prerequisites may also be considered.
  1. Advanced Placement (AP) courses may be used to assess admission and transfer credits or exemptions. Applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses and who submit an examination grade of “4” on individual results may be eligible to receive university credit to a maximum of 2.0 Brock credits. An official AP transcript is required. https://brocku.ca/registrar/admissions/admission-criteria/international
  1. Course descriptions and syllabus (for any postsecondary work taken) https://brocku.ca/registrar/admissions/international_applicants
  1. Original translations of academic documents from one of the following:
  • The consulate, high commission or embassy to Canada of the country where the documents were issued
  • A translator accredited by a professional association of translators in Canada (the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario – ATIO: 1-800-234-2846 or 613-241-2846 www.atio.on.ca )
  • A translator who has received accreditation through a federal, municipal or provincial government in Canada.

Please note: Translations must include a photocopy of the original document(s), as well as a statement indicating that the translation is accurate and authentic, that the translator belongs to one of the categories above and the printed name and signature of the translator.For more detail regarding acceptable translations please contact: international@brocku.caSome programs require specific additional documents:

  1. Dramatic arts and Music: Audition
  2. Game design and Game Programming: Statement of Interest
  3. Mathematics and Statistics: Accelerated Mathematics Studies Stream
  4. Visual Arts (studio art): portfolio

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 no later than:December 16, 2016 Applicants are encouraged to submit sooner than this date.

Collège Boréal, Canada

Visit Collège Boréal’s website to find out more about studying there.  

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.Please note: This scholarship is available for the programs and courses offered at Sudbury campus only, excluding the Baccalauréat en sciences infirmières (Bachelor of Nursing) and Technologie de radiation médicale (Medical radiation technologist) programs.

Academic Requirements

Collège Boréal’s admission requirements differ depending on the program you’re applying to. Visit their website for details of the programs available at Sudbury Campus

Language Requirements

To study at Collège Boréal you will need to pass a minimum standard French exam. There are several different French examinations that a candidate can choose, depending on the home country and availability of testing:

TESTS EXTERNES ANGLAIS Niveau- score accepté
CLB Canadian Language Benchmark Niveau 6
TOEFL Test of English fluency in languages Score 80
LINC Language instruction for Newcomers to Canada Score 6
TOEIC Test of English for International Score B1
IELTS International Education and English Language Testing 4.5
NCLC Niveaux de compétences linguistiques canadiennes 6
DELF Diplôme approfondit en langue française Score B1
TFI Test de français International Score B1
TEF Test d’évaluation de Français pour le Canada 3
TCF Test de connaissance du français Score B1
300 à 399 points

You will also need to complete your DFL application in French as well as in English.Find the English form here and the French form here.

Other Requirements

Visit Collège Boréal’s website for more information about being an International Student.

How to Apply:

Supporting Documents Required

Official transcripts from High School and any University you have previously attended, to be sent with your application.

Deadline

Deadlines advertised on Collège Boréal’s website may differ, however applicants also applying to the Daughters for Life Foundation should submit their University application no later than:December 16, 2016 Applicants are encouraged to submit sooner than this date.

McMaster University, Canada

Visit McMaster University’s website to find out more about studying there and their admissions process

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

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).

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 5.0 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.

How to Apply:

Making 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 UniversityAlumni Memorial Hall, Room 203, 1280 Main Street WestHamilton, Ontario,CanadaL8S 4K1oia@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 McMaster University’s website may differ, however applicants also applying to the Daughters for Life Foundation should submit their University application no later than:December 16, 2016 Applicants are encouraged to submit sooner than this date.

New College of Florida, USA

Visit New College of Florida’s University’s website to find out more about studying there.

Only Program available:

Marine Biology. Learn more: Marine Biology at New College of Florida

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

The New College of Florida’s requirements vary according to the program you are applying to.  To find out the required average GPA, visit their website.

Language Requirements

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) requirements:
    • Internet Based TOEFL (IBT): 83 or higher
    • Paper Based TOEFL (PBT): 560 or higher
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6.5 or higher
  • American College Test (ACT) or the College Board New SAT:
    • ACT: Minimum of 21 on the English and 22 on the Reading Section
    • New SAT: Minimum of 560 on the Evidence-Based, Reading and Writing section; 27 on the Reading Test; 530 on the Math section

How to Apply:

Making an Application

Any students who are interested in applying to the New College of Florida, or who have questions about any program, may contact: Sonia Wu, Assoc. Dean of Enrollment Services,Director of AdmissionsNew College of FloridaTel: 941-487-4461Email: swu@ncf.edu.

Supporting Documents Required

You will need to provide official transcripts from any high school and/or universities attended.

Deadline

Deadlines advertised on the New College of Florida’s website may differ, however the deadline for applicants also applying to the Daughters for Life Foundation should submit their University application no later than:November 1, 2016 Applicants are encouraged to submit sooner than this date.

University of Rochester, USA

Visit the university’s website to find out more about studying there. 

Requirements:

Rochester selective admission process is more than specific test scores or Grade Point Averages (GPAs), so they simply cannot provide minimums or an example whereby which if a student scores “x”  on their standardized test or has “x” GPA in high school they will be guaranteed admission.Instead they provide a range in which the middle 50% of their admitted applicants will fall into – therefore please be aware that your admission to a course at this University is not guaranteed if you meet the range of requirements.  Each year the University of Rochester receives nearly 17,000 applications and they only admit roughly 5,700.  As you can see, the competition for places at the University of Rochester is high.You may find the following blog posts extremely helpful in understanding the University of Rochester’s admission process:

 

Academic Requirements

The ranges of scores in each academic area have been provided below. Please note the University is flexible in the tests it expects to see evidence in; find more information here.

  • ACT Composite: 29-33
  • SAT Critical Reasoning (old SAT)
    • SAT Critical Reasoning: 600-710
    • SAT Math: 640-750
  • Average GPA: 3.8

Remember: These scores are a guideline – they will not guarantee your admission, nor are they required scores for admission.

Language Requirements

If a student’s first or primary language is something other than English and she has not been in an English language educational environment for at least three years, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required:

  • Internet Based TOEFL (IBT): 100 or higher
  • Paper Based TOEFL (PBT): 600 or higher
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 7.0 or higher

Remember: These scores are not guaranteed of admission nor are they required scores for admission. For more information on this, please see the section above on the University of Rochester’s admissions’ policies.

Other Requirements

You will need to verify with the University directly that you are able to support yourself during your studies. To do this, you will need to submit a CSS Profile.This will enable you to also apply to the University for one of the limited grants available to international students, whilst also demonstrating where you expect the funding for your fees etc will be sourced during the course of your studies. Applicants unable to secure the needed funding to cover the cost of attendance either through private funds or sponsorship cannot be admitted to the University.

How to Apply:

Making an Application

To make an application to the University of Rochester, you will need to provide both:

  • An official application to the University of Rochester (Common Application, Universal College Application or Coalition Application) and
  • University of Rochester Supplemental Application

Supporting Documents Required

The following things are required when applying to the University of Rochester:

  • Official secondary school transcript(s)
  • Teacher / Counselor Recommendations
  • Standardized Tests (see Academic Requirements and Language Requirements)

Deadline

Deadlines advertised on the university’s website may differ, however applicants also applying to the Daughters for Life Foundation should submit their University application no later than:November 2, 2016Applicants are encouraged to submit sooner than this date.

York University, CanadaYork

Visit York University’s website to find out more about studying there. 

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

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. 

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: 875French Language Admissions Test administered by Student Recruitment and Applicant Relationshttp://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.

How to Apply:

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 York University’s website may differ, however applicants also applying to the Daughters for Life Foundation should submit their University application no later than:December 16, 2016Applicants are encouraged to submit sooner than this date.

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