WAAW Foundation Scholarship 2022/2023 is now open for Female students of African origin, living and studying in Africa for its 2022/2023 Scholarship. The deadline for submission of applications for the WAAW Foundation Scholarship is November 12, 2022.

WAAW Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Program aims to support undergraduate African Female Students studying any Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) related course at the any African university.

WAAW Foundation Scholarship Eligibility
  • Female students of African origin living in Africa
  • Between the ages of 16-32
  • Confirmed admission to a higher institution in Africa studying undergraduate degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) field.
  • Can demonstrate financial need for the scholarship
  • Excellent academic record
  • Volunteering and community service.
  • Special consideration is given to underprivileged students such as orphans, girls impacted by HIV.

Accepted Courses:

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-related courses at any African university:

  • All fields of Engineering
  • All computer science
  • Science & Mathematics related fields; Industrial chemistry, environmental sciences
  • Medical courses; Pharmacy / Biomedical, Biochemistry, Zoology
  • Agriculture, Geography, and Statistics etc.

Not Accepted Courses:

  • Core medical courses like Medicine and Surgery, Nursing, etc.
  • Social Science courses
  • Art courses.
WAAW Foundation Scholarship Benefit
  • WAAW Foundation Scholarship offers $500 for need-based undergraduate female African students admitted to a University, College, or institute of higher learning in Africa.
How to Apply for WAAW Foundation Scholarship

Your application will include the following:

  • The 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 strong criteria in determining candidates who are shortlisted. Responses to essay questions that address career goals and how you expect the WAAW Scholarship will assist in your education. Have your essay responses ready before you begin the application:
    • In 500 words or less, write an essay on your future career goals and how you expect the WAAW foundation scholarship will assist in fulfilling those goals.
    • In 300 words or less, describe what you believe about female education in Africa and its impact on research, development or advancement in African economies.
    • In 500 words or less, what is your proudest achievement to date
    • Describe in ten or less sentences why you need a scholarship. Tell them about your need or personal/family/financial situation and how the funds from the WAAW scholarship will assist your education and/or career plans.
  • Two academic/professional references. Note recommendation letters and transcripts ARE NOT REQUIRED at the time of application. ONLY after a candidate has been shortlisted. However, you must provide the names of 2 references in your application.

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