WAAW Foundation is now accepting applications from female students of African origin, living and studying in Africa for its 2022/2023 scholarship. The deadline for submitting applications for the WAAW Foundation Scholarship is November 12, 2022.
The WAAW Foundation’s annual scholarship program aims to promote STEM-focused college education for need-based African women.
WAAW Foundation Scholarships are awarded to African university students who demonstrate financial need and full-time enrollment in a STEM-related program. Recipients must establish a STEM outreach chapter at their university.
The Working to Advance Science and Technology Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation was created in 2007 as an international non-profit organization. With its headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria, and a branch office in Wylie, Texas. Their goal is to increase the number of African women entering Science and Technology disciplines and to engage them in technological innovation and entrepreneurship for Africa’s benefit.
WAAW Foundation Scholarship Eligibility
- Open to female students of African origin, living and studying in Africa.
- Currently enrolled in an undergraduate BS degree program.
- Study STEM-related courses in a university or college in Africa.
- Demonstrable financial need.
- Excellent academic record.
- Proven leadership, volunteerism and community service
- Under the age of 32 years.
- Only students in their first and second year are eligible to apply. And also students in their third year if they are studying a five-year course.
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.
- Core medical courses like medicine and surgery, nursing etc.
- Social Science courses
- Art courses.
WAAW Foundation Scholarship Benefit
- WAAW Foundation Scholarship offers $500 to need-based undergraduate female African students admitted to a University, College or institute of higher education in Africa.
How to Apply for WAAW Foundation Scholarship
Your application will include the following:
- The application form is fully completed.
- Personal and contact information.
- Educational background and Family information.
- Statement of need must describe why scholarship funds are needed and what the funds will be used for if received.
- Essays are strong criteria in determining shortlisted candidates. Answers to essay questions that address career goals and how you expect the WAAW Scholarship will assist in your education. Have your essay answers ready before you start the application:
- In 500 words or less, write an essay about your future career goals and how you expect the WAAW Foundation Scholarship to help achieve those goals.
- Describe in 300 words or less what you believe about female education in Africa and its impact on research, development or progress in African economies.
- In 500 words or less, what is your proudest achievement to date
- In ten sentences or less, describe why you need a scholarship. Tell them about your need or personal/family/financial situation and how the funds from the WAAW scholarship will help your education and/or career plans.
- Two academic/professional references. Note letters of recommendation 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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