Daughters for Life Signs a Scholarship Agreement with Asian University for Women

The Daughters for Life Foundation has signed an agreement with the Asian University for Women (AUW) to provide full scholarships at the undergraduate level to disadvantaged young women from the Middle East.

The Asian University for Women (AUW) is based on the firm belief that education—especially higher education—provides a critical pathway to leadership development, economic progress, and social and political equality. Located in Chittagong, Bangladesh, AUW provides a world-class education to promising young women from diverse cultural, religious, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. AUW currently has 535 students from 12 countries, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Canada, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam.

Under terms of the agreement, the Foundation and the University agreed to a five-year pilot program that will provide full scholarships to young women from the Middle East.

Under the agreement, AUW and the Daughters for Life Foundation commit to tuition waivers, grants and awards to cover all costs of the four-year undergraduate program preceded by a yearlong Access Academy, an intensive, year-long, pre-undergraduate residential program that develops students academically, socially, and culturally. This first year academic curriculum will focus on fostering English communication skills, critical thinking, problem-solving and strategies for life-long learning. The parties agree to support up to 15 students each year. Daughters for Life Foundation will identify potential students, focusing on Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria. The first slate of students, to be known as Daughters for Life Scholars, will be admitted in Fall 2013