Scholarship Name: WAAW Foundation Scholarship for African Women 2015
Working to Advance African Women (WAAW) Foundation Annual Scholarship program for Undergraduate African female students 2015
Eligible fields of Study
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
The Working to Advance African Women (WAAW) foundation aim to increase the pipeline of African women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) related disciplines, and work to ensure that this talent is engaged in African innovation. WAAW has announced the next round of its scholarship program for African women for 2014, offering $500/year for need-based female African students admitted to a University, College or institute of higher learning in Africa. Scholarships are renewable annually, following proof of the student’s continued academic performance. Application is open from August 1 through October 31, 2014.
Scholarship Offered Since: Not specified
Scholarship Type: Undergraduate Scholarship for African Women
Selection Criteria and Eligibility
WAAW foundation’s annual scholarship initiative is aimed at supporting need based African female STEM-focused college education. Please read the eligibility criteria before you apply. All non qualifying applications will be automatically deleted! Criteria for eligibility includes:
(a) Female students of African origin, living and studying in Africa.
(b) Currently enrolled in undergraduate B.S.degree program.
(c) Studying STEM related courses in a University or college in Africa.
(d) Demonstrable financial need, and
(e) Excellent Academic Record.
(f) Below the age of 32 years.
(g) Graduation date is after December of award year
How Many Funding Positions are available? Several (five in 2014)
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
Eligible African Countries
Women from all Africa countries
To be taken at: Applicants home country
Application Deadline on or before Midnight (CST) on 31 October, 2014
Offered annually? Yes
How can I Apply?
Visit the WAAW foundation web site at www.waawfoundation.org/ and complete the application form online.
Your application will include the following:
- Application form filled out completely.
- 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 foundation also requires the contact information for two academic or professional references.
WAAW- Working to Advance African Women
WAAW will only accept online application this year. Scholarship applications are reviewed by the WAAW Scholarship Committee, and awards are announced by February.
Only shortlisted candidates will be asked for recommendation letters or University transcripts during the verification process.