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Apply for 2018 WAAW Foundation STEM Scholarships for African Female Students

Application Deadline: October 15, 2017

Applications are currently ongoing for the 2018 WAAW Foundation STEM Scholarships for African Female Students. Interested students should see the details below.

Apply for 2018 WAAW Foundation STEM Scholarships for African Female Students

Scholarship Description

The Working to Advance African Women (WAAW) foundation invites applications from qualified women who has interest in undergoing a degree program at any Applicants home countries.

This scholarship program is created to increase the pipeline of African women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related disciplines, and work to ensure that this talent is engaged in African innovation.

Application Deadline

15th October, 2017

Scholarship Frequency

Offered annually

Eligible Countries

Women from all African countries

Host Country

Applicant’s home country

Eligible Fields Of Study

Courses in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Course Level


Number Of Scholarship

Several available scholarships 

Scholarship Value and Benefits

Scholarship recipients will receive an award of $500 for the academic year, or the equivalent in their country’s local currency. Scholarship recipients may reapply for renewal the following year, with proof of continued excellent academic performance.

Scholarship Duration

Scholarship is a onetime fund but is renewable annually, following proof of the student’s continued academic performance.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this scholarship program, applicants must:

  • be Female students of African origin, living and studying in Africa.
  • be Below the age of 32 years.
  • be Currently enrolled in undergraduate program.
  • be Studying STEM related courses in a University or college in Africa.
  • have excellent academic grades

How to Apply

Your application will include the following:

  • 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. Please have you essay responses ready before you begin the application.
      1. In 500 words or less, please write an essay on your future career goals and how you expect the WAAW foundation scholarship will assist in fulfilling those goals.
      2. In 300 words or less, please describe what you believe about female education in Africa and its impact on research, development or advancement in African economies.
      3. Describe in ten or less sentences why you need a scholarship. Tell us about your need or personal/family/financial situation and how the funds from WAAW scholarship will assist your education and/or career plans.
  • Two academic/professional references. Note recommendations and transcripts ARE NOT REQUIRED AT THIS TIME. ONLY after a candidate has been shortlisted. However, you must provide the names of 2 references in your application.

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