The Scholarship Fund was set up in 2007 following an International Women’s Day Conference in 2006, where a call was made to support women into education in Gaza. We raise funds for scholarships to pay the university fees of Palestinian women into higher education in the Gaza Strip.
Find out about the students we support
This year we are sponsoring 46 students, studying a range of subjects from medicine to law, Arabic to primary education.
The Fund is managed in Sheffield by a small coalition of women working in partnership with the Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign, and in Gaza by a panel drawn from the Board of Directors of the Red Crescent Society and the Union of Health Work Committees.
We are also supported by two sister organisations who raise money for the scholarships; Saddleworth Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fund and Bolton Socialist Club. We are also supported by the Palestine Education Network based in Sheffield Hallam University.