New Swiss LL.M. Partnership

We are delighted to announce the signing of a new partnership agreement with the Formation Continue UNIL-EPFL (the “FCUE”), an educational institution carrying out continuing education programmes in Lausanne, Switzerland, for the Master of Advanced Studies in International Business Law (LL.M). The FCUE groups together the continuing education activities of…

Whatever It Takes

When we established the Spark of Hope Foundation and decided that one of our core areas of focus was to support young women from strife-torn or remote regions, we knew that we would have to provide a lot more support beyond scholarships if these women were to succeed. In many…

Rethinking the future

Every crisis presents opportunities, and since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been thinking hard about the short-, medium- and long-term future for our students who currently come from 25 countries and study at 53 institutions in 19 countries. We feel it’s imperative we do this while at the…

Women's empowerment

In Fall 2019, the Spark of Hope Foundation, working closely with McGill University, helped Safia Amiry from Afghanistan move from the United States to Montreal. Safia completed her Master’s degree in international development at Ohio University on a Fulbright Scholarship, and her dream was to pursue a PhD. She was…

Support for a second degree

We recently interviewed May Alherek, a scholar from Syria who was the very first student the Foundation supported, for her undergraduate degree, and are now supporting for her Master’s degree. How has this scholarship helped you further your education? While education is supposed to be a human right, in today’s…

Coping with COVID-19

Our mission is to create an outsized impact in communities around the world through educating and developing leadership in bright young women, and Spark of Hope Foundation alumnae and scholars are doing just that during this difficult time. Twenty-four of our scholars are in medicine, working and looking to improve…