About Our Scholarship Program

The vision on which we built our scholarship program is that educated young women of the Middle East will act as leaders and agents for peaceful social change in their communities. Therefore, at the Daughters for Life Foundation we strive to advance, invest and promote higher education for young women living in the Middle East. We work to achieve this by providing young women with the opportunity to gain the skills and experience necessary to become the innovative change-makers who will accomplish amazing things. Daughters for Life offers full undergraduate and graduate scholarships in almost any program of your choosing because what is important is YOUR passions and potentials. Since our inception, we have established a number of academic partnerships with leading universities throughout North America, Europe and beyond so you may reach your academic goals and dreams without the worry of how to afford it.

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How To Apply

In order to apply to the Daughters for Life scholarship program, you must complete two separate stages:

A. Apply to the DFL Scholarship Program

  • You can apply for the DFL Scholarship if you are:
    • Female
    • A citizen and resident 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 the 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 17, 2020*

B. Apply to Our Academic Partners

  • Each university/college has its 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 17, 2020*

*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 17, 2020, 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 required 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 a strong command of English that meets the academic institution’s requirement
  • An offer of admission to a program from one or more of our Daughters for Life Academic Partners
  • 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 17, 2020*

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) and get admission to be considered for the scholarship.

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 universities/colleges, as noted on each of their websites.  Each academic partner has its own unique system for an application that our foundation is not privy to. Therefore, Daughters for Life is unable to waive these application fees. 

Please find a list of our academic partners for the 2020/2021 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, the application process, etc. should be directed to the university/college itself.

Undergraduate Scholarship:

Please note – Deadline for Penn applications is January 5. Last SAT/ACT test results accepted are from December.

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 17, 2020*

*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 17, 2020, 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 17, 2020*

*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 17, 2020, and got an application number/ID. The sooner you submit your university/college applications, the better.

Important Links

Academic Programs (Including Faculties)

Application Procedure

Minimum Requirements

English Proficiency

To Apply:

If applying to Brock University ONLY use: https://my.brocku.ca/BrockDB/gnrl_OnlineApplication.aspx?app_type=UGIF

If applying to Brock 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 17, 2020*

*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 17, 2020, and got an application number/ID. The sooner you submit your university/college applications, the better.

Graduate Scholarship:

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 17, 2020*

*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 17, 2020, 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 Ph.D. programs.

To apply, complete and submit the application form:

  • DFL Scholarship Program Application (Undergrad, Grad). Please read all instructions on the top of the application form before filling it out. 

The form requires the school/college /university transcripts, CV, English proficiency test proof, a Financial Needs Analysis as well as at least two references (one academic, one community-based to be emailed directly to the foundation’s email).

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 who 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 the first interviews will be invited to a second interview. You will be asked for 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

Scholarship Academic Partners

2020/2021 Academic Partners

Over the last 9 years, Daughters for Life has partnered with over 20 Colleges and Universities across North America, Europe and Beyond. Here are some of our previous partners:

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