Jusoor launched its Hardship Fund in 2016 to provide gap funding to students enrolled in undergraduate and master programs at academic institutions outside of Syria who are at risk of dropping out because of financial need. To date, the program has supported 27 students who have been provided one-time financial assistance of up to $5,000, which the students can use toward university tuition and fees. The funds are awarded as a loan without interest, with an individual repayment plan developed for each student. Returned funds support new students in the future.
Please note applications for the 2019 cycle have now closed. The next application cycle is planned for spring 2020. Please subscribe to our newsletter and follow our Facebook page for all updates. The following dates are for the 2019 cycle and are subject to change:
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Please carefully read the below frequently asked questions before writing to us:
The award maximum is USD $5,000. The amount awarded will depend on the financial need you note in your scholarship application. Please note you are not guaranteed the full amount of funding you state in your application if selected for the scholarship. Jusoor’s Scholarship Selection Committee will determine the amount of each award.
All accredited academic institutions are eligible except those located within Syria.
Yes, the award is given as a loan at a zero percent interest rate. This scholarship is intended to support future Jusoor scholars and relies on funding received from alumni awardees in order to be a self-sustaining scholarship.
Awardees have up to three years after their graduation to repay the loan in full. Some graduates have repaid their loans in full in one payment while others choose to make smaller payments over time.
Yes, we are proud to share that all of our awardees to date are repaying their loans on time, and we owe much of the program’s success to their contributions.
No, we do not accept applications from students who have a GPA of less than 3.0. Please see our main Scholarship Program page for other opportunities to which you may apply.
All applicants must submit the following in addition to the application: 1) scanned copy of either your passport or national ID card; 2) full transcript (official or unofficial) of the academic degree you are currently pursuing; and 3) a recent photo. We recommend you collect these documents as early as possible in order to ensure you complete your application on time.
No, the Hardship Fund is intended to serve as gap funding for students who might not otherwise graduate without financial assistance. Please see our main Scholarship Program page for other opportunities to which you may apply.
No, in order to apply you must be currently enrolled in a program and registered for at least one course.
We look for a balance of the following: 1) strong GPA; 2) volunteer and/or work experience relevant to your field of study; 3) proven leadership ability as demonstrated through volunteer and/or work experience; and 4) willingness and demonstrated intent to contribute to the redevelopment of Syria.
Jusoor will award at least three scholarships for this cycle with an additional call for applications planned for early next year. Details on the next call for applications will be posted to this page closer to the application opening date.
All applicants, including those who do not receive the award, will be notified of their application status by December 20.
If selected for the scholarship, the funding will be transferred directly to the scholar’s bank account. If you are selected for the scholarship and do not have a bank account, you may request that the funds be transferred to a relative’s bank account or to your university.
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