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2023/2024 WAAW Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship 

2023/2024 WAAW Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship 

Are you a passionate and dedicated young woman looking to pursue a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)? Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation is pleased to announce its 2023/2024 undergraduate scholarship application, aimed at empowering young African women to pursue their dreams in STEM  and STEM-related fields. 

WAAW Foundation is a U.S.-based non-profit organization established in various African countries whose mission is to increase the pipeline of African girls entering Science and Technology, and related fields and ensure they are engaged in technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship to benefit Africa. With this mission, WAAW Foundation offers scholarships, mentorships, training, and other impact programs for both students and teachers in STEM to equip them with the right tools to succeed. WAAW Foundation has awarded more than 91 African girls pursuing STEM studies across various public institutions of higher learning and remains committed to supporting even more young women in their academic pursuits.

See 2022/2023 scholarship recipients.

Scholarship details


To be eligible for the WAAW Foundation scholarship, applicants must:

  1. Be Female students of African origin living in Africa.
  2. Have gained admission to a University or college program in a STEM or STEM-related field.
  3. Be in their second year (for a four-year course) or third year ( for a five-year course)
  4. Must demonstrate excellent academic record and financial need. Special consideration is given to underprivileged students such as orphans, or girls impacted by HIV. 

Eligible courses are: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-related courses 

  • All fields of Engineering
  • All computer science
  • Science & Math related fields; Industrial chemistry, environmental sciences, Agriculture, Geography, zoology, and Statistics, etc
  • Medical courses; Pharmacy / BioMedical, Biochemistry, (NO CORE MEDICAL COURSE like Medicine and Surgery, Nursing, Optometry, etc.) 

Examples of courses that are not eligible to apply are core medical courses like Medicine and Surgery, Nursing, etc, and others like mass communication, Social Sciences, Accounting, Business administration, Economics, etc 

*Please note that WAAW does not fund diploma, polytechnic, and graduate (masters, MBA, or phd) programs, second or subsequent degrees, students older than 32 years, or non-STEM focused courses.


Scholarship recipients receive an award of $500 equivalent in their country’s local currency for the 2024 academic year. Scholars also gain access to a mentorship program to guide and support their academic and professional journey, and an opportunity to connect with like-minded peers, professionals, and industry leaders.

Application Process: 

WAAW Foundation will accept online applications from September 04, 2023. 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 May 2024. Find instructions on how to apply below.

Fill out this interest form to be alerted as soon as the application starts.

How to Apply: 

Stage 1: Fill out the online application form.

  • Please note that applications submitted outside of this window will not be considered. 
  • 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 if shortlisted for the scholarship.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be required to mail current University transcripts directly to WAAW Foundation by January 2024. 

Stage 2: If you are shortlisted;

  • You will be invited for a Zoom Interview.
  • You are required to submit 2 reference letters from your Head of Department and Lecturer academic mentors.
  • You are required to submit recent academic transcripts.

Stage 3: If you are successful at the Skype interview you will be awarded the scholarship which is contingent on you submitting relevant documentation.


Note: To increase your chances of being selected, all applicants are strongly encouraged to follow us on all our social media platforms as listed: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube

At WAAW Foundation, we are committed to seeing young African women excel and achieve their dreams. If you are a young African woman, we encourage you to apply for WAAW Foundation scholarship, and together we can build a big future for Africa inspired by women in STEM.

Partnerships and sponsorships: 

Please email for partnership and sponsorship opportunities.

18 thoughts on “2023/2024 WAAW Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship ”

  1. Debritu Gebeyehu September 1, 2023

    I am from Ethiopia and I am undergraduate student , I want to learn in WAAW Foundation

  2. Faith Onyemaechi September 4, 2023

    Hey Debritu,

    Thanks for reaching out!

    To learn more about the WAAW Foundation and our initiatives, you can reach out to us by sending a mail with your questions to

    We’re happy to help you, we look forward to hearing from you!

  3. Bonjour je voudrais bénéficier du bourse WAAW parce que je veux continuer mes études scientifiques dans les meilleurs ecoles

  4. Khady diouf September 6, 2023

    La femme est le premier facteur du développement économique et humain. Elle est plus large que l’instruction. Ainsi, une entreprise, une communauté et un pays progressent et se développent proportionnellement à l’effort durable qu’ils consentent en faveur de l’éducation et de la recherche.De plus le loi permet aux femmes d’exercer tous les métiers car être une femme ce n’est pas un obstacle qui prive le droit et la possibilité de travailler.

  5. Codou ndiaye September 6, 2023

    I am from Sénégal, I’m intérested In the

  6. Ofili Awele Jennifer September 6, 2023

    Thank you for this privilege WAAW
    I am in my second year in a six years course (pharmacy to be precise) can I apply?

  7. Marame Diane September 7, 2023

    I will be delighted to be among you.

  8. je ne sais pas si je suis toujours dans le délai ou pas parce que la candidature vient juste d’être lancée mais cela affiche cela sur la page”404
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  9. Awa Dieng September 8, 2023

    Pour l’éducation

  10. Bonjour
    Veuillez passer en revue les conditions d’éligibilité et si vous êtes éligible, veuillez postuler et si vous répondez ensuite aux critères de sélection, vous serez alors bénéficiaire. Veuillez consulter notre site Web pour voir comment vous pouvez faire partie de nos autres missions et de notre impact. Merci.

  11. Mackline Nahwera September 25, 2023

    Iam from Uganda, I have been looking for foundations to help me purse my education but it has become very difficult but l know with WAAW everything is going to happen cause l believe ladies together we can turn the unturnable

  12. Faith Onyemaechi September 26, 2023

    Thank you for your interest in the WAAW Foundation scholarship! We are delighted to hear that you are passionate about pursuing your education and that you believe in the power of women working together to achieve their goals. We look forward to receiving your application! In the meantime, check out this blog by one of our scholars!

  13. Faith Onyemaechi September 26, 2023

    Merci de votre intérêt pour la bourse de la Fondation WAAW ! Nous nous excusons pour le message d’erreur 404 sur notre page de candidature. Vous pouvez utiliser ce lien pour accéder à la page de candidature !

  14. Faith Onyemaechi September 26, 2023

    Thanks! We look forward to receiving your application. Check out our STEM Outreach Chapter page and make an early decision about volunteering with a chapter in your university.

  15. Faith Onyemaechi September 26, 2023

    Thank you for your interest in the WAAW Foundation scholarship!

    To answer your question, yes, you can apply for the WAAW Foundation scholarship if you are in your second year of a six-year pharmacy program.

  16. Faith Onyemaechi September 26, 2023

    Thank you for your interest in the WAAW Foundation scholarship! We look forward to receiving your application.

  17. Faith Onyemaechi September 26, 2023

    Merci pour votre réponse réfléchie. Nous convenons que les femmes sont le principal facteur de développement économique et humain. L’éducation est essentielle à l’autonomisation des femmes et l’autonomisation des femmes est essentielle à l’autonomisation des sociétés.

    Nous sommes heureux de voir que vous êtes passionné par l’éducation des femmes et que vous reconnaissez l’importance d’éliminer les obstacles qui empêchent les femmes de poursuivre leurs rêves. La Fondation WAAW s’engage à soutenir les femmes africaines dans les domaines STEM, et nous pensons que l’éducation est la clé pour libérer leur potentiel et transformer l’Afrique.
    Nous vous souhaitons bonne chance dans votre candidature à la bourse de la Fondation WAAW.

  18. Faith Onyemaechi September 26, 2023

    Merci de votre intérêt pour la bourse de la Fondation WAAW ! Nous sommes ravis de savoir que vous êtes passionné par la poursuite de vos études scientifiques dans les meilleures écoles. Si vous répondez aux critères d’éligibilité, nous vous encourageons à postuler pour la bourse de la Fondation WAAW. La bourse de la Fondation WAAW est conçue pour soutenir les femmes africaines dans les domaines STEM.

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