The 2015 WAAW Foundation Scholarship for African women is now open for application. This scholarship initiative is aimed at supporting need based African female STEM-focused college education. Scholars will receive an award of $500 for the 2015 academic year or the equivalent in their country’s local currency. The deadline for scholarship application is 31st October 2014.
Foundation awards annual scholarships to students who demonstrate need and prove their status as full time students in a STEM related course in an African University. Recipients will become WAAW Ambassadors in their respective communities. Please note that we do not fund graduate (masters, MBA or phd) programs, second or subsequent degrees, students older than 32 years, non-STEM focused courses or Diploma degrees.
- Female students of African origin, living and studying in Africa.
- Currently enrolled in undergraduate B.S.degree program.
- Studying STEM related courses in a University or college in Africa.
- Demonstrable financial need, and
- Excellent Academic Record
- Below the age of 32 years.
- Graduation date is after December of award year
Fields of study
Scholarship will be provided for undergraduate study at any university or college in Africa
How to apply
The mode of application is online. Click here to contact the scholarship provider for more information on how to apply.
- Application form filled out completely. We will only accept online applications this year. NO PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED*.
- Personal and Contact Information.
- Educational background and Family Information.
- Statement of need should describe why scholarship funds are needed and what the funds will be used for if received.
- Essays are a strong criteria in determining candidates who are short listed. Responses to essay questions that address career goals and how you expect the WAAW scholarship will assist in your education.
- Two academic/professional references. Note recommendations and transcripts ARE NOT REQUIRED AT THIS TIME. ONLY after a candidate has been shortlisted.
The deadline for scholarship application is 31st October 2014.