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WAAW Foundation STEM Scholarship For Female Undergraduate 2019/2020

WAAW Foundation is now accepting applications from Female students of African origin, living and studying in Africa for its 2019/2020 Scholarship.

The deadline for submission of applications for the WAAW Foundation STEM Scholarship is 15th November, 2019.

About the scholarship

The WAAW Foundation’s annual scholarship initiative is aimed at supporting need based African female STEM-focused college education.

WAAW Foundation scholarships are awarded 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.

WAAW (Working to Advance Science and Technology Education for African Women) Foundation is an international non-profit organization founded in 2007. Headquartered in Lagos Nigeria with an operational office in Wylie, Texas.

Their mission is to increase the pipeline of African women entering into Science and Technology fields and ensure they are engaged in Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship to benefit Africa.

WAAW Foundation STEM Scholarship Eligibility

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

Acceptable 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
  • Home Science Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • IT
  • Math related fields
  • Natural Science
  • Pharmacy
  • Physics
  • Science related fields
  • Statistics
  • Technology
  • Zoology

Scholarship Benefit

  • Scholarship recipients received an award of $500 for the 2018/2019 academic year, or the equivalent in their country’s local currency.

How to Apply for WAAW Foundation STEM Scholarship

Your application will include the following:

  • Application form filled out completely. We 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 where to buy modafinil online reddit 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.

Please complete all sections of the application form and submit all required materials to WAAW foundation by the deadline. Application may be completed online.

To get the application form, kindly visit the official webpage

Bolarinwa Olajire

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