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Applications are now open for 2017/2018 Scholarship program !
We are excited to announce that applications for the 2017 Scholarship Program are now accepted!
This year, up to ten talented young women from Middle Eastern Countries will join the Daughters for Life Foundation’s scholars family. Our focus is women who are exceptional academics, high achievers and demonstrate a clear commitment to their local and global communities.
Grade 12th students and recent graduates from any of the Middle Eastern Countries, take your chance, apply for the scholarship today!

To learn more about how to apply for DFL Scholarship for 2017/2018 academic year, watch this video now!

Deadline is December 16, 2016
To access the list of participating academic institutions, application guidelines, and the application form, please go to or email us at
Meet DFL's 2017 Scholarship Academic Partners
For the academic year 2017/2018, the Daughters for Life Foundation is grateful to our three new partners in Ontario, Canada: Brock University in Saint Catharines; McMaster University in Hamilton; York University in Toronto.

We are confident our partnership will be successful and full of rewarding opportunities for our scholars.


Our continued and trusted partners will also be receiving some of our bright Daughters for Life scholars 2017:


We are so thankful to have such supportive and engaged partners by our side ! Their willingness to welcome and help our scholars is the prerequisite for our ability to help more young women from the Middle East. 
Universities and colleges, we are always eager to collaborate with new partners! 
If you wish to take part in our journey, 
please contact us by mail:
A word from New College of Florida
Watch this video, recorded for last Daughters For Life 2016 Gala Dinner, held on the 25th May 2016. Donal O'Shea, New College of Florida's president, shares what our partnership means to them.
What our partners say about us?
What our partner, New College of Florida, says about us, in 3 minutes !
What Dr. I. Abuelaish has been up to lately ?
The last 29th of August, our founder, Izzeldin Abuelaish has participated at Edmonton's 2016 Daughter of the Year award.  For the 5th time, the event honoured women who break barriers and set examples in their communities.

At this occasion, Dr. Abuelaish pronounced a speech full of determination. He reminded the audience how women in the Middle East strive every day for their survival. Forever encouraging people to make peace with themselves and their environments, he urged people to get to know each other trough kindness and tolerance.
Welcome aboard 2016 Scholarship’s Winners 2016

September is now here. Back-to-school season, it is a month of new beginnings.

Abeer, Alaa, Leen, Marwa, Dalia and Merehan all start a new chapter of their lives this year, as 2016 DFL scholars.

While Alaa and Marwa dream of becoming doctors and saving lives, Abeer firmly believes in the therapeutic value of art and wish to use her experience and education “to show women that every voice is important and that they can use their own voice to get involved in politics”.

Leen wants to learn more about Graphic Design and ambitions to show the world how to solve problems in more creative ways. Merehan will study Politics and aims to make a positive difference in the lives of Middle Eastern women. Dalia sees the Daughters for Life Scholarship as “a turning point in her life”, giving her the opportunity to study Molecular Biology. She might become a recognized expert in this field. Who knows? There is no limit to DFL scholars’ success !

In addition to these 6 scholars we welcome this year, there are 17 other DFL scholars who are brilliantly continuing their studies. In total, 23 young women currently enrolled in a group of distinguished universities and colleges across the world, thanks to the foundation. 
2016 summer in the life of…
This summer, Wardah volunteered at the Unite Lebanon Youth Project - ULYP which creates educational opportunities and gives equal access to quality educational programs to children, youth, and women in the marginalized communities.

Here is Diana, volunteering as an Orientation Leader for the 2016 incoming class orientation at New College of Florida.

Find here on the right-hand side of the picture
Beside is Rozana, who volunteered at AMIDEAST, a non-profit organization that deals with providing education and essential work training for people of the Middle East and North African region.

Here in the middle of the picture
Each summer, our DFL Scholars give of their time to their communities. This is only an additional proof, if need be, of how committed and generous they are. We are so proud of them!
DFL Scholars launch a robotics club in Wilfried Laurier University
This year, Mayar and Hiba got an approval from the university to start Robotics club in Wilfrid Laurier. This club is going to be part of the Robot Racing 2017 board of organizers.
Well done and good luck girls, we keep being amazed by where your ambition and determination lead you!
The competition is all about autonomous racing robots. The event focuses on improving the driving ability of autonomous robots, through more realistic race conditions, reduced scope of perception challenges and improved safety for both vehicles and competitors.
This competition is to be held in Waterloo university, July 2017 next year.

Read more on the event’s website: 
Daughters For Life Foundation's team is expending !
3 new volunteers have joined the foundation this summer. They give a hand on topics as various as Program coordinating, Fundraising and Digital Marketing.
Meet their happy faces:

               Isobel, Program                            Elodie, Digital Marketing                           Alex, Fundraising
            Coordinating Intern                             Coordinating Intern                               Coordinating Intern
Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization.  You too, come and join the foundation, be a part of something AMAZING ! 
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With your donation, we can help many more talented young women access the best education possible and realize their potential.

We believe that investing in young women’s education is the key to long-lasting peace and better future for all of us.
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