Sheffield Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fund

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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 65 students, studying a range of subjects from medicine to law, Arabic to primary education.

SPWSF student signs for her scholarship
SPWSF student signs for her scholarship

2018 was the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, when many Palestinians became refugees. The Fund marked International Women’s Day 2018 with an event that celebrated women’s resistance from 1948 until today. See details here

Help us continue our work
If you would like to support the work of the Fund, we would welcome your donations. We are a registered charity, number 1133499. Information on donations and standing orders

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. The Fund is administered through Afaq Jadeeda centre in the Gaza Strip.

The Scholarship Fund committee
The Scholarship Fund committee

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.