Application for the WAAW Foundation 2020/2021 Scholarship opens September 2, 2020 and close November 2, 2020

WAAW Foundation is pleased to announce its 2020/2021 scholarships, offering $500 for need-based undergraduate female African students admitted to a University, College or institute of higher learning in Africa. 

Eligibility Criteria

Please read the eligibility criteria before you apply. All non-qualifying applications will be automatically deleted! Criteria for eligibility include:

  • Female students of African origin, living and studying in Africa.
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.
  • Studying STEM-related courses in a University or college in Africa.
  • Demonstrable financial need
  • Excellent Academic Record.
  • Proven leadership, volunteering and community service
  • Below 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 studying a five-year course.

Please note that we do not fund graduate (masters, MBA or Phd) programs, second or subsequent degrees, students older than 32 years, non-STEM focused courses or Diploma degrees. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to these requirements.

WAAW Foundation awards annual scholarships to students who demonstrate need and prove their status as full-time students in a STEM-related course in an African University. Recipients will be required to start a STEM Outreach Chapter at their university.

List of accepted and not accepted courses. Note that there are NO EXCEPTIONS to the courses listed.

Accepted: Agriculture, Engineering courses, Architecture, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Construction Technology, Food Science Technology, Genetics, Geography, Geology, Home Science Nutrition and Dietetics, Industrial Chemistry, Math related fields, Natural Science, Pharmacy, Physics, Science related fields, Statistics, Technology, Zoology

Not Accepted: Accounting, Arts, BA degree, Banking and Finance, Business Administration, Business Statistics, Catering/Hospitality, Commerce, Community Health, Dentistry and Dental Surgery, Developmental Studies, Diploma, Economics, Education/Teaching, Finance and Operation Research, Financial Management, Gender Studies, Graphics Design, Guidance & Counseling, Health Education, Health Information Management, Health Sciences Management, International Finance, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Library and Information Sciences, Mass Communication, Medical Lab Science, Medicine and Surgery, National Diploma, Nature Conservation, Nursing, Paramedics, Political science, Procurement, Project Management, Psychology, Physiology, Physiotherapy, Prosthetics and Orthotics, Public Administration, Public Health, Real Estate, Recreation and Leisure Management, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Secondary Studies, Secretarial Studies, Social Science, Social Science in Economics, Sociology, Supplies Chain Management, Textile Technology, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Veterinary Medicine.

How to Apply

Your application will include the following:

  • The application form filled out completely.
  • Personal and Contact Information.
  • Educational background and Family Information.
  • Statement of need should describe why scholarship funds are needed and what the funds will be used for if received.
  • Essays are strong criteria in determining candidates who are shortlisted. Responses to essay where to buy modafinil online reddit questions that address career goals and how you expect the WAAW scholarship will assist in your education. Please have your essay responses ready before you begin the application.
      1. In 500 words or less, please write an essay on your future career goals and how you expect the WAAW foundation scholarship will assist in fulfilling those goals.
      2. In 300 words or less, please describe what you believe about female education in Africa and its impact on research, development or advancement in African economies.

    3. In 500 words or less, what is your proudest achievement to date

      4. Describe in ten or less sentences why you need a scholarship. Tell us about your need or personal/family/financial situation and how the funds from the WAAW scholarship will assist your education and/or career plans.
  • Two academic/professional references. Note recommendation letters 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.

Application link:  Click Here to Begin your application or follow this link:

ONLY Shortlisted candidates will be required to send the following additional items in order to complete this process.

  • 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.
  • A copy of a current signed and sealed transcript from your University to be emailed to
  • A copy of the student’s School identity card must be scanned and emailed to us.


Please do not email inquiries until you have reviewed all the requirements above,  including the list of accepted and unaccepted course in the FAQ link above.

Please visit our FAQ page for answers to your questions

For further information or inquiries please email:


Previous Scholars


Esene Goodness Osemudiame,  Petroleum Engineering, University of Benin, Nigeria

Nweze Perpetua Sopulu, Agriculture Extension, University of Nigeria,

Pascalina Vitalis Amos ,  Computer Engineering, University of Dodoma, Tanzania

Macbeth Larteley Tawiah ,  Oil and Gas Engineering All Nations University College, Ghana

Anita Carolyne Orera ,  Geomatic Engineering and Geospatial Information Systems, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Ajakaiye Oluwafunmilayo Rita,  physics, Federal University of Technology, Nigeria, Nigeria

Miracle Ufodiama ,  Computer Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Yenework Tamerat,  Software Engineering, Addis Ababa Institute of Technology, Ethiopia

Ishimwe Tochka Marcella , Architecture, University of Rwanda

Oborevwori Oghenerukevwe Naomi ,  Mechanical Engineering, Delta State University, Nigeria



Ntui Mercy Tong,  Electrical Engineering University of Buea, Cameroon

Simileoluwa  Ojolo, Civil & Envr. Engineering University of Lagos, Nigeria

Joana Opoku,  Pharmacy Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

Tigu Woldetsadik,  Civil Engineering Mekelle University, Ethiopia

Rachel Ogbigi,  Chemical Engineering University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria




Mufidat Ibrahim, Nigeria, Chemistry, Federal University of Technology, Minna

Aline Iribagiza, Rwanda, Civil Engineering, University of Rwanda

Grace Oteh, Nigeria, Agricultural Extension, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Pauline Atieno, Kenya, Agricultural Biotechnology, University of Eldoret

Mercy Udensi, Nigeria, Physics, Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture


Winifred Odunoku, Nigeria, Microbiology, Olabisi Onabanjo University

Stella Murugi Muthungu, Kenya, Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Eldoret

Betty James Ropani, South Sudan, Architecture, International University of East Africa, Uganda

Phanta Korto Sackor, Liberia, Environmental Science, Stella Maris Polytechnic College

Gisele Shema Uwineza, Rwanda, Pharmacy, University of Rwanda


Carryl Nekesa Masibo (2)

Carryl Masibo, Kenya, Computer Science, Africa Leadership University


Litcia Sukpen, Ghana, Renewable Natural Resource Management, Kame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology


Namayanja Elizabeth, Uganda, Software Engineering, Makerere University

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Patience Ndlovu, Zimbabwe, Land and Water Resources Management, Midland State University


Genet Melaku, Ethiopia, Civil Engineering, Mekelle University

Najara K. Rebaccah, Kenya, Civil Engineering, University of Nairobi

Igbonezim Judith Chikodi, Nigeria, Mathematics, University of Ilorin

Mektrida Patrick, Tanzania, Computer Science, University of Tanzania



Monica Gitundu, Kenya, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Nairobi


Odette Mih, Cameroon, Electrical Engineering, National Advanced School of Engineering


Lilian Kamara, Uganda, Computer Science, Makerere University


Christiana Iyasele, Nigeria, Chemical Engineering, Delta State University


Damaris Waema, Kenya, Computer Science, Jomo-Kenyetta University



Kondana Kamsesa, Malawi, Mathematics Catholic University, Of Malawi


Mercy Aboh, Nigeria, Agric. Engineering Federal University, Of Technology, Minna


Rose Macharia, Kenya, Medicine & Surgery Jomo Kenyetta, University


Winnie Mogusu, Kenya, Civil & Construction Engr, University of Nairobi



Chinenye Ezeakor, Harcourt, Nigeria, Electrical/Electronics Engineering, University of Port


Lorrine Maleya, Jomo Kenyatta, Mech. Engineering University of Agric, & Technology


Kelly Nadia Tchanda, Yaounda, Cameroon, Mathematics & Physics National School of Engineering


Ashabe Katushabe, Uganda, Computer Science, Makerere University

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