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WAAW Foundation Scholarship enables female college students in Africa to pursue their studies in a STEM-related course. With this scholarship, you are free to focus on achieving your academic goal and volunteer to give back to your community and promote the engagement of women in STEM through the STEM Outreach Chapter at their university. We are looking for scholars that show a need, have the passion, and drive to make a difference in their community. This section contains all of the information you need in order to successfully submit an application. We encourage you to review it fully in order to ensure that you have the best possible chance of being selected for an award. You can fill the interest form below to be notified when the next scholarship application cycle opens.

Eligibility Criteria


The WAAW Scholarship Program supports young African women pursuing STEM education at  undergraduate level.

To apply, visit our website during the application period and complete the online form.

The WAAW Foundation scholarship is a one-time award of $500.

Only STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) related courses are accepted and will be considered for the scholarship offer.

Medical and Nursing students are not eligible to apply for the WAAW Foundation scholarship but pharmacy students are.

No, the scholarship is only available to females.

We do not fund graduate (Masters, MBA, or Ph.D.) programs, second or subsequent degrees.

2 references. One MUST be written by a professor from your institution of study and the other from an academic supervisor/advisor or mentor to be emailed by your referee to us.

  1. 2 Reference Letter to be submitted by your referees.
  2. 1 signed and sealed copy of your current transcript from your University.
  3. 1 scanned copy of your school ID card.

When writing your personal statement, it is important to be honest and genuine. Share your story and why you are passionate about STEM. Be sure to highlight your academic achievements, leadership skills, and community service. You can also talk about the challenges you have faced and how you have overcome them.

The chances of winning the WAAW Foundation scholarship depend on the strength of your application. However, the scholarship is highly competitive, so it is important to submit a well-written application that highlights your academic achievements, leadership skills, and commitment to STEM.

We are sorry to hear that you were not accepted. The scholarship application is very competitive and there were other applicants that showed more need. Kindly check back next year.



Have more questions?

If you have any further questions about the WAAW Foundation scholarship, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you every step of the way.

You can contact us by sending an email with your questions to scholarship@waawfoundation.org

We appreciate your interest in the WAAW Foundation scholarship. However, we do not allow spam or barraging. This means that you should not send multiple emails or messages to us in a short period of time. If you have any questions, please contact us once and we will be happy to answer them.

Scholarship Process


Online Application


Reference Letters

Individual Interview

Scholarship Award

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