Thursday, June 9, 2011

Scholarships for Female African Students

WAAW foundation has announced the latest round of its need-based Scholarship program for female African students admitted to a University, College or institute of higher learning in Africa. Women in ICT Blog notes that scholarships are renewable annually, following proof of the student's continued academic performance. WAAW is accepting applications from August 1 through October 30th, 2011.

Who is Eligible?
You must be a Female student of African origin, living and studying in Africa, currently enrolled in undergraduate degree program, studying in a university or college in Africa. Women in ICT Blog  observes that you must be able to demonstrate financial need and have an Excellent Academic Record.

Application Process
Scholarship applications are reviewed by the WAAW foundation Scholarship Committee, and awards are announced at the end of January for the scholarship year. WAAW will start accepting applications from August 1, 2011. Applications submitted prior to this date will not be received or reviewed. Application deadline is the 30thth of October 2011.

How to Apply
Complete the Pre Application Validation Form to ensure you are eligible to apply. Please read and follow the scholarship application Instructions carefully. Women in ICT Blog notes that you must have all required materials and essay to begin your application. Your online application must be finished in one sitting, and include the following:
  1. Application form filled out online. Hard copy or pdf applications not accepted.
  2. Curriculum vita or resume submitted online.
  3. Responses to essay questions that address your future career goals, annual budget, and how you expect the WAAW scholarship will assist in your education.
  4.  Two letters of recommendation from academic mentors/advisors
  5. Current University transcripts, where applicable will be requested ONLY after a candidate has been shortlisted. Transcripts are not required for the first round of scholarship applications..

Submitting your application
Women in ICT Blog advises that you complete all sections of the application form and submit all required materials to WAAW foundation by October 30, 2011. Completed application forms and supporting documents must be submitted electronically. Only process applications submitted online will be processed.

Scholarships Instructions

Pre Application Validation Form

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Women in ICT Blog commends the efforts and contributions of the WAAW foundation focused on Working to Advance African Women. It is the first and only non-profit organization run by African women with the focused target of promoting STEM education for African girls.

WAAW Foundation states that its mission is: "To increase the pipeline of African women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) related disciplines, and work to ensure that this talent is engaged in African innovation", with a vision, "To train and engage women leaders who contribute to technology and economic growth in Africa".
It is dedicated to ending poverty in Africa through female education.

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