WAAW Foundation Scholarship 2024/2025

Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women WAAW Foundation is pleased to announce its 2022/2023 scholarships, offering $500 for both merit and need-based female African students admitted to a University, College, or institute of higher learning in Africa.

WAAW Foundation is a U.S.-based non-profit organization whose mission is to increase the pipeline of African girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Computer Science (CS) related fields, and work to ensure that this female talent is engaged in technology innovation for Africa’s development.


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Female students of African origin living in Africa, between the ages of 16-32, have gained Undergraduate admission to a University or College in Africa and are studying a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) related degree course.

Candidates must demonstrate financial need and an excellent academic record.

Special consideration is given to underprivileged students such as orphans, and girls impacted by HIV.

Eligible courses are: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)-related courses

  • All fields of Engineering
  • All computer science
  • Science & Math related fields; Industrial chemistry, environmental sciences, Agriculture, Geography, zoology, Statistics, etc
  • Pharmacy / BioMedical, Biochemistry.
  • Courses that are not eligible to apply: CORE MEDICAL COURSES like Medicine and Surgery, Nursing, Optometry, Arts, mass communication, Social Sciences, Accounting, Business administration, Economics, etc

Please note that WAAW does not fund diploma, polytechnic, and graduate (masters, MBA, or Ph.D.) programs, students older than 32 years, or non-STEM-focused courses.


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Benefits: Scholarship recipients receive an award of $500 equivalent in their country’s local currency for the 2023 academic year.

Application Process

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The Application Process: WAAW Foundation will accept online applications from September 07 2022 through November 12, 2022.

Applications submitted prior to this date will not be received or reviewed, and incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Scholarship applications are reviewed by the WAAW foundation Scholarship Committee, and awards are announced by February 2023.

  • Application opens: September 7th, 2022
  • Application closes: November 12th, 2022 11:59 pm West African Time.

How to Apply

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  1. Fill out the online application form: https://waawfoundation.org/scholarships/

    Please note that applications submitted outside of this window will not be considered.

    You will be required to write essays on your future career goals and how you expect the WAAW scholarship will assist in fulfilling those goals.

    We also require two letters of recommendation if shortlisted for the scholarship.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be required to mail current University transcripts directly to WAAW Foundation by January 2023.

  2. If you are shortlisted;

    You will be invited for a Skype/Zoom Interview.You are required to submit 2 reference letters from your Head of Department and Lecturer academic mentors.

    You are required to submit recent academic transcripts.

  3. Attend the Skype scholarship

    If you are successful at the Skype interview you will be awarded the scholarship which is contingent on you submitting relevant documentation.

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