15 November, 2019.


African Countries.

(Partially Funded)


WAAW Foundation 2019/2020 STEM Scholarship

WAAW Foundation awards 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.

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WAAW foundation’s annual scholarship initiative is aimed at supporting need based on African female STEM-focused college education. The Working to Advance African Women (WAAW) foundation aims to increase the pipeline of African women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related disciplines, and work to ensure that this talent is engaged in African innovation. The scholarships are renewable annually based on the winners’ academic records during the program of study.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

The following courses in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) apply.

  • Agriculture
  • Aircraft engineering
  • Architecture
  • Biomedical Science
  • 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

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

The scholarship is a onetime fund but is renewable annually (following proof of the student’s continued academic performance)

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Female students of African origin, living and studying in Africa.
  • They are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.
  • They are studying STEM-related courses in a University or college in Africa.
  • Female applicants must demonstrable financial need to continue their undergraduate studies.
  • They must satisfy an excellent Academic Record.
  • They must be below the age of 32 years.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • Scholarship recipients will receive an award of $500 for the 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.

How to Apply

First Step: Fill out the online application form here. You are expected to complete all the required information including the following:

  • 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.
  • Two academic/professional references.

Second Step: Prepare your responses to essay questions that address career goals and how you expect the WAAW scholarship will assist in your education (it’s recommended to have your essay responses ready before you begin the application).

  • In 500 words or less, you are asked to write an essay on your future career goals and how you expect the WAAW foundation scholarship will assist in fulfilling those goals.
  • In 300 words or less, you need to describe what you believe about female education in Africa and its impact on research, development or advancement in African economies.
  • 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.


  • Recommendations and transcripts are not required at the time iof the application. Only after a candidate has been shortlisted. However, you must provide the names of 2 references in your application.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Rawan Hamed/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Amina Hamed / Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team