Application for the WAAW Foundation 2021/2022 Scholarship will open September 6, 2021 and close November 12, 2021 WAAW Foundation Scholarship offers $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.
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.

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:

Current Scholars


Nyangba Martha Dorothy

Mathematics, Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone

Muthue Lucy

Environmental and Biosystems Engineering, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Mang’era Winfridah Kerubo

Industrial Chemistry with management, Kenyatta University, Kenya

Meh Mbeh Ida Delphine

Computer Engineering, University of Bamenda, Cameroon

Barrie Kadiatu

Agricultural Engineering, Njala University, Sierra Leone

Abdalrahem, Shahd, Albasim

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University Of Khartoum, Sudan

Joshua Mofiyinfoluwa Monisade

Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria.

Oyoo Grace Elizabeth Atieno

Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering, Moi University in Kenya

Nwatu Chidinma Augustina

Computer Science, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Tettsie Emma

Agriculture, University of Ghana

Asenso Rebecca

Civil Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

Appiah Philomina

Biochemistry, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Odah Goodness Ofure

Mechanical Engineering, University of Portharcourt, Nigeria

Iperu Rachael

Software engineering, Makerere University, Uganda

Phiri Grace Virginia

Mining Engineering, Polytechnic College, Malawi

Omole Vincentia Omowumi

Biochemistry, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Oscar-Daniels Precious Nneoma

Agriculture economics, University of Portharcourt, Nigeria

Miracle Ufodiama

Computer Science, University of Nigeria, Nigeria

Abah Anthonia Wanne

Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria

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 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

Pateince Ndlovu

Zimbabwe, Land and Water Resources Management, Midland State University


Genet Melaku

Ethiopia, Civil Engineering, Mekelle University

Najara K. Rebeccah

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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