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WAAW Foundation STEM Scholarship for Undergraduates 2018


Entries are currently ongoing for the  WAAW Foundation STEM Scholarship for Undergraduates 2018. WAAW Foundation awards the 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.

Scholarships are awarded to students studying the following courses:

  • Agriculture, Aircraft engineering, Architecture, Bio Medical, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Civil engineering and urbanism, Computer Science, Construction technology and management , Economics, Electronics Engineering, Engineering Agriculture, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Food Science Technology, Genetics, Geography, Geology, Industrial Chemistry, IT, Math related fields, Natural Science, Pharmacy, Physics, Science related fields, Statistics, Technology, Zoology


  • Open to female students of African origin, living and studying in Africa;
  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate program;
  • Studying STEM related courses in a University or college in Africa;
  • Demonstrable financial need, and
  • Excellent Academic Record;
  • Below the age of 32 years;
  • Graduation date is after December of award year.


Your application will include the following:

  • Application form filled out completely. WAAW Foundation will only accept online applications this year. NO PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
  • 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 a strong criteria in determining candidates who are short listed. Responses to essay questions that address career goals and how you expect the WAAW scholarship will assist in your education. Please have you 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. 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 WAAW scholarship will assist your education and/or career plans.
  • Two academic/professional references. Note recommendations and transcripts ARE NOT REQUIRED AT THIS TIME. ONLY after a candidate has been shortlisted. However, you must provide the names of 2 references in your application.

For more information, see FAQs or visit WAAW Scholarships.



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