Apply for the 2023 WAAW Foundation Scholarship for Female African Students

This is to notify interested female African students studying at different undergraduate levels that the WAAW Foundation scholarship application period for the 2023–2024 academic year has opened. The goal of this programme is to assist financially struggling female students in financing their education. This post contains the eligibility, prerequisites, and application process details.

The Working to Advance Science and Technology Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation is proud to announce its 2023 Undergraduate Scholarships, aimed at providing essential support to female college students across Africa who are pursuing their dreams in STEM-related fields.

This scholarship program is designed to empower young women to achieve their academic goals while fostering a spirit of community engagement and promoting the involvement of women in STEM through the STEM Outreach Chapter at their respective universities.

Key Highlights of WAAW Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships

Recipients of the WAAW Foundation Scholarship will be awarded a financial grant of $500 for the academic year, or the equivalent in their local currency.

Scholarship awardees will have the opportunity to reapply for renewal in the subsequent academic years, provided they maintain a consistent record of exceptional academic performance.

Eligible Courses for WAAW Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships

The WAAW Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships are open to students pursuing the following STEM-related courses:

1. Engineering

2. Mathematics

3. Science and Technology

Requirements for Qualification

To be eligible for the WAAW Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships, candidates must meet the following criteria:

1. Be female students of African origin, currently residing and studying in Africa.

2. Be enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program.

3. Pursue STEM-related courses in a university or college within Africa.

4. Currently be a first or second-year student or a third-year student for a 5-year course in a university.

5. Demonstrate a genuine financial need.

6. Maintain an excellent academic record.

7. Showcase proven leadership abilities, active volunteering experience, and community service engagement.

8. Be below the age of 32 years.

Application Documents Required

Applicants are required to submit the following documents when applying for the WAAW Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships:

1. Two reference letters from reputable referees.

2. A signed and sealed copy of the applicant’s current transcript from their university.

3. A scanned copy of the applicant’s school ID card.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for the WAAW Foundation 2023 Undergraduate Scholarships is November 17, 2023.

How to Apply

If you meet the eligibility criteria and are interested in applying for this life-changing opportunity, please visit the WAAW Foundation’s official page on to submit your application. For more detailed information about the scholarship program, visit the WAAW Foundation website.