2019 WAAW Foundation Scholarship for Young Women in STEM

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2019 WAAW Foundation Scholarship for Young Women in STEM


 Online application available at https://www.waawfoundation.org/scholarships.
Complete the online application and submit supporting materials.
Applications open September 19, 2018 and are due on or before 12 midnight on 30 November, 2018.
*** Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted via email.

Best scholarships for African young women

WAAW Foundation 2019 Scholarship Application opens September 19, 2018.

WAAW is pleased to announce its 2018 scholarships, offering $500/year for 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 focused on Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women. WAAW promotes Science and Technology education among African girls, and works to ensure they are engaged in technology innovation for Africa.

Eligibility: Female students of African origin living in Africa, less than 32 years, have gained Undergraduate admission to a University or College in Africa and studying a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) related degree course. Candidates must demonstrate financial need and excellent academic record. Special consideration is given to underprivileged students such as orphans, girls impacted by HIV or students in first or second year of study. 
*Please note that WAAW does not fund graduate (masters, MBA or phd) programs, second or subsequent degrees, students older than 32 years, non-STEM focused courses or Diploma degrees.

Benefits: Scholarship recipients receive an award of $500 for the 2018/2019 academic year, or the equivalent in their country’s local currency. Prior scholarship recipients may reapply for renewal the following year, with proof of continued excellent academic performance.  

The Application Process: WAAW will accept online applications from September 19 through November 30, 2018. Applications submitted prior to this date will not be received or reviewed. Scholarship applications are reviewed by the WAAW foundation Scholarship Committee, and awards are announced by February 2019. Application deadline is 12 midnight of November 30th, 2018. Instructions on how to apply are below.

How to Apply: Visit the WAAW foundation web site at https://www.waawfoundation.org/scholarships and complete the application form online. Follow the application instructions carefully. You must finish your application in one sitting. 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, from academic mentors and or job supervisors. Only shortlisted candidates will be required to mail current University transcripts directly to WAAW Foundation by November 30, 2018. Application documents must be submitted electronically via our online forms. We will not be accepting paper applications this year. All applicants are strongly encouraged to follow us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/waawfoundation.

Examples of courses that are not eligible to apply: Nursing, ICT, diploma, mass communication, Social Sciences, Accounting, Business administration, Economics, Education. etc

Please email info@waawfoundation.org for partnership and sponsorship opportunities.

Unoma Okorafor

Dr. Unoma Okorafor is the founder of WAAW Foundation. She is a passionate social entrepreneur committed to empowering girls in African through STEM focused education.

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