New opportunities through Jusoor’s Scholarship Program

Dear Jusoor Friends and Family,

Since our inception we’ve been working constantly to expand scholarship opportunities for Syrian students at leading academic institutions around the world. To date, and thanks to your generous support, we have supported close to 400 students.

Academic scholarships
Jusoor-Funded Students
Percentage of Women out of Funded Students
We are happy to share with you the latest news about three of our recent initiatives under the Scholarship Program: The 100 Syrian Women, 10,000 Syrian Lives Scholarship Program, which aims to send 100 students to universities in the US and Canada over the coming three years. The Jusoor and London School of Economics (LSE) Scholars at Risk Scholarship, and the Jusoor Hardship Fund, an emergency student fund for students already enrolled in the US, who are facing financial difficulties.

100 Syrian Women, 10,000 Syrian Lives Scholarship Program

This scholarship is open to Syrian women who have demonstrated exemplary social service with leadership, academic excellence, and civic responsibility; who have characteristics reflecting the importance of empathy, humility, courage, and resilience; and who have potential to serve as global leaders.

In partnership with the Institute of International Education (IIE), we have received commitments from over 200 universities in the US and Canada to offer full and partial scholarships if additional living expenses are covered. The application deadline for students to be considered for scholarships in 2016 is February 15th, 2016.

Prior acceptance to university is not required, and the scholarship is open at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. levels. For more information and to apply click here.

“Jusoor gave me hope when they accepted me in one of their programs for Syrian students two years ago, and that changed my life. Now I started my own company, and I live a happy life because I had someone to support me when I needed it. Today I’m donating to give new Syrian students hope, because I know how it feels when you need help and you get it.” 

– Comment left by anonymous donor

Jusoor and LSE Scholars at Risk Scholarship

This jointly funded scholarship between Jusoor and LSE covers tuition and living expenses and is open to all full-time Master’s programs at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). LSE is one of the foremost social science universities in the world. With global engagement at the heart of its mission, 16 Nobel prize winners, and an outstanding reputation of academic excellence, we hope this partnership will help produce exceptional leaders to support Syria’s future. We are proud to add LSE to our portfolio of partnerships with leading academic institutes in the UK, including Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

For more information about this scholarship and to apply click here.

Jusoor Hardship Fund  

We recognize the need to extend help to students who are already enrolled at university and facing financial difficulties. In 2012, we partnered with IIE and the Syrian expatriate community to award a total of 46 grants to help Syrian students at US universities. This year, we are again partnering with IIE on a similar effort. The application is open now, and US universities can nominate students by February, 19th, 2016 here.

We also plan to offer a similar program outside the US to support students currently enrolled in university who are in danger of dropping out due to changes in their financial circumstances. This program will be launched in the Spring.

Let us know if you are interested in sponsoring an individual student or know of an individual or organization who may be, and you can learn more about how our students are doing here.

Thank you to everyone in the Jusoor Community for your extraordinary support of these students. Together we are helping these young people realize their dreams and making a critical investment in the future of our beloved Syria.


The Jusoor Leadership Team
Aziza Osman, Dubai
Dania Ismail, Dubai
Fadi Salem, Oxford
Iyad Duwaji, Los Angeles
JP Chilazi, Boston
Leen Al Zaibak, Toronto
Maya Malas, Dubai
Rami Zayat, Abu Dhabi
Rania Succar, San Francisco
Director: Maya Alkateb­-Chami, Philadelphia

Posted on February 9, 2016 in Jusoor news, Newsletter, Scholarships

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