Working to Advance African Women Foundation Scholarship (WAAW)

Working to Advance African Women Foundation Scholarship is calling for applications. Working to Advance African Women (WAAW) foundation scholarship program offers $500/year for need-based female African students admitted to a University, College or institute of higher learning in Africa.
These scholarships for women in Africa are renewable annually, following proof of the student’s continued academic performance. Scholarships application deadline is December
every year.

Africa Women Scholarship Application Eligibility Criteria
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
Female students of African origin, who have gained admission to an institution of higher learning in Africa.
  • Able to demonstrate financial need.
  • Excellent academic record.

Special consideration will also be given to underprivileged students, orphans and children of widows, students in the first or second year of study, and students admitted to engineering, math, technology and science based programs.
Your application package must include the following:
  • Application form (download in PDF format).
  • Curriculum vita or resume.
  • A 1-2 page essay on your future career goals and how you expect the Working to Advance African Women (WAAW) foundation scholarship will assist in fulfilling those goals.
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from academic mentors/advisors.
  • Current University transcrips, if applicable.

Please complete all sections of the application form and submit all required materials to WAAW foundation.
Completed application forms and supporting documents should preferably be submitted electronically (with subject heading: Scholarship).

The deadline for application is 31 October 2014.


For more information, follow this LINK to Visit WAAW Website

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