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WAAW Foundation STEM Scholarship for African Secondary School Girls Interested in STEM Careers 2016

Brief description: Spread the word to your siblings and friends. This summer, The Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) foundation is hosting 40 Secondary school girls for a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) camp designed to inspire African girls to explore careers in STEM fields.

Application Deadline: 30th July, 2016

Offered annually? No

Eligible Countries: Countries in Africa

To be taken at (country): Aduvie International School, Abuja, Nigeria

Eligible Fields of Study: The camp aims to pre-expose girls who are likely going to undertake courses in Science,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at the university.

About the Award: 2016 STEM Camp targets under-represented senior secondary girls aged 13 – 17 years. The aim of the STEM camp program is to increase girls’ interest and confidence in STEM, provide digital literacy training and create online peer networking platform, where girls connect and continue to learn and improve their technology skills.

In partnership with Sasol Engineering, AFRITEX Initiative, and EduTeen foundation, our weeklong STEM camp sessions will introduce Girls to computer science & programming, mobile application development and STEM hand-on curriculum. They will interact with female role models and emphasize the use of computer science and technology to solve real life problems in their communities by employing locally available resources. Our objective is to empower girls by inculcating the sense that they can contribute to problem solving, entrepreneurship and economic development in their communities.

Lectures will be focused on hands on learning using affordable locally and easily available resources to empower participants with tools and resources to go out and implement solutions after camp.

Type: Secondary School Scholarship

Eligibility: Scholarships and partial scholarships are available for girls in Government or public schools only.

Number of Awardees: 40

Value of Scholarship:  Scholarship covers registration fee, training materials, feeding, boarding, and excursion fee.

There will also be fun and recreational activities such as baking, swimming, sports and game time, Dance-drama presentation, and a field trip or excursion to technological companies, University campuses as well as environmental, ecological and historical sites of interest around Abuja, Nigeria. These activities will give the girls the opportunity to open up and get connected with their peers, instructors and mentors in an informal setting.

Duration of Scholarship: August 7th-13th, 2016

How to Apply: For complete 2016 STEM camp program & application information, visit http://waawfoundation.org/2016-stem-camp-application/.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider: WAAW Foundaation, Sasol Engineering, AFRITEX Initiative and EduTeen foundation

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