Type of Funding

Partially funded




WAAW (Working to Advance Science and Technology Education for African Women) Foundation is inviting young female African students studying Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) related Bachelors degree courses in African universities and colleges in AY 2018/2019, to apply for the WAAW Foundation Scholarships. WAAW aims to promote STEM education for African women, by supporting those who are in financial need.

Eligible fields of study are: 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, Home Science Nutrition and Dietetics, Industrial Chemistry, IT, Math related fields, Natural Science, Pharmacy, Physics, Science related fields, Statistics, Technology, and Zoology


Not specified.


Applicants have to be female Africans below the age of 32, who are living and studying in Africa. They must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate B.S. degree program, and pursuing STEM related courses in universities or colleges in Africa.

Applicants have to possess excellent academic records and be able to demonstrate financial need. Graduate (Masters, MBA or Phd) programs, second or subsequent degrees, and non-STEM focused courses or Diploma degrees are not eligible.

Recipients will be required to start a STEM Outreach Chapter at their university.

Applicants have to submit an essay in 500 words or less, on their future career goals and how they expect the WAAW foundation scholarship will assist in fulfilling those goals. They have to also state in 300 words or less, their beliefs about female education in Africa and its impact on research, development or advancement in African economies. Applications need to be supported by an explanation of their financial need.


Applications are to be done online by 30 November 2018.

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