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WAAW Foundation STEM Scholarships For Young African Women – 2018

Note: To successfully apply for this scholarship, ensure you read all instructions on this page.

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.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Women from all Africa countries

To be taken at: Applicants home country

Eligible Fields Of Study: Courses in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Type: Undergraduate

Number Of Scholarship: Several

Value Of Scholarship: 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.

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

Eligibility: 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 B.S.degree program.
  • be Studying STEM related courses in a University or college in Africa.
  • have excellent academic grades

How To Apply: Click here 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.

Visit The Scholarship Webpage For More Information

Award Providers: WAAW- Working to Advance African Women


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