Daughters for Life Scholarship for Arab Women

Type: Bachelor’s (Undergraduate), Master’s Degree

Who: Arab Female Students from Palestine, Morocco, Iraq, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon

What: Tuition Fees

When: 2020 – 2021

Where: Partner universities in the US and the Canada

Program Length: Duration of program

Deadline to Apply: 17 January 2020

Citizenship: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria

Destination Countries: Canada, USA

Academic Subject(s): All Subjects


The Daughters for Life Foundation’s Scholarship Program offers educational scholarships to girls and young women from the Middle East with strong academic ability, a background of socioeconomic hardship, the proven ability to overcome hardship and the dream to make a difference.

Daughters for Life (DFL) offers its scholarships through specific academic partners. For the undergraduate scholarships, those partners are the University of Pennsylvania, in the United States; and York University and Brock University, in Canada. The graduate scholarships are available for study at Brock University.

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, at this link. It is important to be aware that these applications are separate from the DFL scholarship application. All questions regarding requirements, the application process, etc., should be directed to the university/college itself.

Deadlines: January 17, 2020, for the DFL scholarship. Academic partners set their own application deadlines. 


You can apply for the DFL Scholarship if you are:

– Female.

– A citizen of one of the following countries in the Middle East and North Africa: Palestine, Morocco, Iraq, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon.

– In financial need.

– Committed to returning to your home country once studies are complete.

How to apply

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

Apply to the DFL Scholarship Program

Complete the DFL Scholarship Program Application, the Financial Needs Analysis form, the Supporting Documents form, and submit two references. Contact [email protected] for further assistance

Apply to One or More of 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.

IMPORTANT: Academic partners’ 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 received an application number/ID. The sooner you submit your university/college applications, the better.

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