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WAAW Foundation Scholarship 2021/2022: Applications are invited from suitably qualified undergraduate students for the WAAW Foundation Scholarship for female African students admitted to a University, College or Institute of higher learning in Africa.

The WAAW Foundation provides scholarships annually to students who demonstrate need and prove their status as full-time students in a STEM-related course in a African University. Interested applicants are encouraged to take advantage of this great opportunity.


Scholarship Sponsor(s): WAAW Foundation

Scholarship Type: Partial Funding

Host Institution(s): African Universities

Scholarship Worth: $500

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Undergraduate

Nationality: Africans


Recommended: AAUW International Fellowships 2021/2022 for Women to Study in the United States

WAAW Foundation Scholarship 2021/2022 | Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Scholarship by WAAW Foundation, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Female students of African origin, living and studying in Africa.
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate B.S.degree 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.

See Also: IHEA Foundation/Italian Higher Education Specializing Masters Scholarship 2021 for Africans

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the WAAW Foundation Scholarships 2021/2022 are to complete and online application before the application deadline. They are to follow the steps outline (below):

  • 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 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 Deadline: 12th November 2021

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