About Our Scholarships

Stats & Facts

  • The grant offers $500 per semester toward tuition.
  • The program covers 500 sponsored students in all the Palestinian Universities.
  • The number of new students accepted in the program is equal to the number graduating from each university
  • The grant is awarded to students enrolled in fall and spring semesters only
  • A special UHLF committee selects the grants recipients.
  • Funds are transferred directly to the students’ perspective university on behalf of the students.


  • Enrollment in an accredited 4 years institution.
  • Accumulative (GPA) of 70% or better once enrolled in college
  • Proper personal conduct in and out of school is a considering factor
  • Nominated academically eligible students from UHLF supported orphanage societies have a priority
  • Proven economical need
  • Completion of UHLF application with all needed supporting documents
  • High School General Exam (Tawjeehi) score of 75% or above.
  • More than 1500 students graduated in the last 5 years
  • More than $1.500,000 were transferred though this program.
  • More than 90% of the donations are from the American Palestinian Communities.
  • More than 35% of the students are needy orphans.
  • More than 67% of the students are females.
  • More than 25% of the graduates continue on to pursue post graduate degrees
  • More than 60% find jobs locally and /or in the surrounding countries.

Looking Ahead

  • Upon graduation and gainful employment, sponsored students are expected to help and assist eligible students in need as they were.
  • Sponsored students might be asked to participate in UHLF efforts to promote, explain and expand the program.
  • Sponsored students are expected to perform community services, such as grammar or high school tutoring, volunteers at hospital, senior homes, or other local aid societies.
  • We hope the day comes when this program is self-sufficient where the graduated students’ contribution help fund the needs of other disadvantaged students.