Working to Advance African Women-WAAW announce its 2012 scholarships offering $500 per year for need-based female African students admitted to a University, College or institute of higher learning in Africa. WAAW Foundation is a US based nonprofit organization emphasized on Working to Advance African Women. The mission of WAAW is to increase the pipeline of African women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) related fields, and work to ensure that this talent is engaged in African innovation.
Female students of African origin living in Africa, less than 40 years, who have gained undergraduate admission to an institution of higher learning in Africa and studying a STEM related course. The candidate must demonstrate financial need and excellent academic record. Special consideration is given to orphans, underprivileged students, girls impacted by HIV and students in the first or second year of study.
Scholarship recipients will receive an award of $500 for the 2012-13 academic year, or the equivalent in their country’s local currency. Scholarship recipients may reapply for renewal the following year, with proof of continued excellent academic performance.
The Application Process:
WAAW strongly encourages online application. However, paper applications emailed or mailed will also be accepted.
Applications open from:
August 1 through October 30, 2012.
Applications open August 1, 2012, and are due on or before Midnight (CST) on 30
October, 2012. Note that our systems will no longer accept applications after the deadline.
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