Jusoor-ISOW Scholarships for Syrian Women
Type: Bachelor's (Undergraduate), Master's Degree
Who: Syrian women interested in studying in Canada
What: This is a full scholarship and covers all tuition, fees, health insurance, airfare, and a living stipend for the duration of the program. The only expenses you are expected to cover if selected for the scholarship are your visa application fees.
Where: Wilfrid Laurier University, in Canada
Program Length: 1 year
Deadline to Apply: 23 January 2022
Destination Countries: Canada
Academic Subject(s): All Subjects
Since 2016, Jusoor has proudly partnered with International Students Overcoming War (ISOW) at Wilfrid Laurier University, in Canada, to provide scholarships to outstanding Syrian women pursuing their bachelor’s and master’s degrees under our 100 Syrian Women, 10,000 Syrian Lives scholarship program. From our 37 current scholars in the program, 15 have studied at Wilfrid Laurier University and have found a welcoming second home, thanks to ISOW’s generous support.
This year, at least one Jusoor-ISOW scholarship will be awarded for a 2-year master’s degree.
Jusoor and ISOW will also support a Khairieh Mourtada Scholar. The Khairieh Mourtada Scholarship honors a long time patron of Jusoor who believed in the boundless potential of Jusoor’s scholars. This scholarship will support one female Syrian scholar to complete her bachelor’s degree in a scientific field at Wilfrid Laurier University.
As a Jusoor-ISOW scholar, you will not only join Jusoor’s 100 Syrian Women network but also embark on a life-changing experience among your scholar peers.
Scholars in the 100 Syrian Women program demonstrate exemplary social service with leadership, academic excellence, and civic responsibility. They have characteristics reflecting the importance of empathy, humility, courage and resilience, and they have the potential to serve as global leaders.
This is a full scholarship and covers all tuition, fees, health insurance, airfare, and a living stipend for the duration of the program. The only expenses you are expected to cover if selected for the scholarship are your visa application fees. (Jusoor cannot provide an estimate on visa application fees. Please check with your local embassy.) Please note that funds cannot be disbursed until the awardee arrives in Canada.
Deadline: January 23, 2022
– Be a female
– Be a Syrian or Syrian-Palestinian national holding either a Syrian passport, Syrian national ID card, or Palestinian travel papers.
– Hold at least a high school diploma (for those applying to the bachelor’s degree) or a bachelor’s degree (for those applying to a master’s degree); applications from students currently enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program are also welcome.
– Have graduated from a high school or bachelor’s degree program with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
– Not have graduated from a bachelor’s degree program (if applying for a bachelor’s degree) or master’s degree program (if applying for a master’s degree).
– Have a strong record of leadership and community engagement, as demonstrated through volunteer and/or work experience.
– Demonstrate willingness and intent to contribute to the redevelopment of Syria.
– Demonstrate willingness and intent to participate in ISOW initiatives on campus.
– Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate financial need.
How to apply:
Apply through the link on the “Scholarship FAQs” page. Please complete the appropriate application, as there is one for Bachelor’s Degrees and one for Master’s Degrees. Do not apply through the university.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet the academic requirements of Wilfrid Laurier University. Please check their website for more information.
We expect to conduct interviews with shortlisted candidates throughout February 2022 and select awardees by late March 2022. All applicants will be notified via e-mail of their status after each stage of the selection process.