The program provides support for women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and who intend to return to their home country to pursue a professional career. The scholarship is based on statements, bio, past activities in and for the community and recommendation letters. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls.
Nashef is Palestinian and moved to the U.S. for her studies. Prior to coming to the Stuart Weitzman School of Design, her pursuit has mainly been photography. Her most recent work is a series of portraits, "1991/2021", of Palestinian women born in 1991, the same year she was born.