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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.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Female students of African origin, living and studying in Africa.
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program.
  • Studying STEM-related courses in a University or college in Africa.
  • Presently a first or second year student or a third-year student for a 5-year course in a University.
  • Ability to demonstrate financial need
  • Excellent Academic Record.
  • Proven leadership, volunteering, and community service
  • Below the age of 32 years.

Scholarship Process

Eligibilty

Online Application

Shortlist

Reference Letters

Individual Interview

Scholarship Award

FAQs

Kindly click on the apply button above.

A sum of $500 is awarded to a scholarship recipient.

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

No, the scholarship is only available to females.

No. Scholarship awards are aimed at undergraduates in their 1st – 2nd year or 3rd year for a 5-year program.

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.

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.

Previous Scholars

2020

Esene Goodness Osemudiame

Petroleum Engineering

University of Benin (UNIBEN)
Nigeria

Nweze Perpetua Sopulu

Agriculture Extension

University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN)
Nigeria

Pascalina Vitalis Amos

Computer Engineering

University of Dodoma (UDOM)
Tanzania

Macbeth Larteley Tawiah

Oil and Gas Engineering

All Nations University College (ANUC)
Ghana

Anita Carolyne Orera

Geomatic Engineering and Geospatial Information Systems

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)
Kenya

Ajakaiye Oluwafunmilayo Rita

Physics

Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA)
Nigeria

Miracle Ufodiama

Computer Science

University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN)
Nigeria

Yenework Tamerat

Software Engineering

Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAiT)
Ethiopia

Ishimwe Tochka Marcella

Architecture

University of Rwanda - College of Science and Technology (UR-CST)
Rwanda

Oborevwori Oghenerukevwe Naomi

Mechanical Engineering

Delta State University (DELSU)
Nigeria

2019

Ntui Mercy Tong

Computer Engineering

University of Buea (UB)
Cameroon

Simileoluwa Ojolo

Civil & Environmental Engineering

University of Lagos (UNILAG)
Nigeria

Joana Opoku

Pharmacy

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
Ghana

Tigu Woldetsadik

Civil Engineering

Mekelle University (MU)
Ethiopia

Rachel Ogbigi

Chemical Engineering

University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT)
Nigeria

2018

Mufidat Ibrahim

Chemistry

Federal University of Technology Minna (FUTM)
Nigeria

Aline Iribagiza

Civil Engineering

University of Rwanda (UR)
Rwanda

Grace Oteh

Agricultural Extension

University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN)
Nigeria

Pauline Atieno

Agricultural Biotechnology

University of Eldoret (UoE)
Kenya

Mercy Udensi

Physics

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (MOUAU)
Nigeria

2017

Winifred Odunoku

Microbiology

Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU)
Nigeria

Stella Murugi Muthungu

Civil and Structural Engineering,

University of Eldoret (UoE)
Kenya

Betty James Ropani

Architecture

International University of East Africa (IUEA)
Uganda

Phanta Korto Sackor

Environmental Science

Stella Maris Polytechnic College (SMPU)
Liberia

Gisele Shema Uwineza

Pharmacy

University of Rwanda (UR)
Rwanda

2016

Carryl Masibo

Computer Science

Africa Leadership University
Kenya

Litcia Sukpen

Renewable Natural Resource Management

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
Ghana

Namayanja Elizabeth

Software Engineering

Makerere University Kampala (MAK)
Uganda

Patience Ndlovu

Land and Water Resources Management

Midland State University (MSU)
Zimbabwe

2015

Genet Melaku

Civil Engineering

Mekelle University (MU)
Ethiopia

Najara K. Rebaccah

Civil Engineering

University of Nairobi (UoN)
Kenya

Igbonezim Judith Chikodi

Mathematics

University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
Nigeria

Mektrida Patrick

Electrical Engineering

St. Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT)
Tanzania

2014

Monica Gitundu

Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Nairobi (UoN)
Kenya

Odette Mih

Electrical Engineering

National Advanced School of Engineering (ENSP)
Cameroon

Lilian Kamara

Computer Science

Makerere University Kampala (MAK)
Uganda

Christiana Iyasele

Chemical Engineering

Delta State University (DELSU)
Nigeria

Damaris Waema

Computer Science

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)
Kenya

2013

Kondana Kamsesa

Mathematics

Catholic University of Malawi (CUNIMA)
Malawi

Mercy Aboh

Agricultural Engineering

Federal University of Technology Minna (FUTM)
Nigeria

Rose Macharia

Medicine & Surgery

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)
Kenya

Winnie Mogusu

Civil & Construction Engineering

University of Nairobi (UoN)
Kenya

2012

Chinenye Ezeakor

Electrical/Electronics Engineering

University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT)
Nigeria

Lorrine Maleya

Mechanical Engineering

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)
Kenya

Kelly Nadia Tchanda

Mathematics & Physics

National Advanced School of Engineering (ENSP)
Cameroon

Ashabe Katushabe

Computer Science

Makerere University Kampala (MAK)
Uganda

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