2015 WAAW Foundation Scholarship

WAAW Foundation  2015  scholarship applications closes on October 31, 2014. To say informedclick here to like us on Facebook. You are strongly encouraged to like our facebook page to be informed or considered for our scholarship!

Download our 2015 Scholarship Announcement here

Eligibility Criteria

WAAW foundation’s annual scholarship initiative is aimed at supporting need based African female STEM-focused college education. Please read the eligibility criteria before you apply. All non qualifying applications will be automatically deleted! Criteria for eligibility includes:

(a) Female students of African origin, living and studying in Africa.
(b) Currently enrolled in undergraduate B.S.degree program.
(c) Studying STEM related courses in a University or college in Africa.
(d) Demonstrable financial need, and
(e) Excellent Academic Record.
(f) Below the age of 32 years.
(g) Graduation date is after December of award year

Please note that we do not fund graduate (masters, MBA or Phd) programs, second or subsequent degrees, students older than 32 years, non-STEM focused courses or Diploma degrees. There no NO EXCEPTIONS to these requirments.

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 become WAAW Ambassadors in their respective communities.

Please visit our FAQ page for answers to your questions, including a list of accepted and not accepted courses. Note that there are NO EXCEPTIONS to the courses listed.

How to Apply

Your application will include the following:

  1. Application form filled out completely. We will only accept online applications this year. NO PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED*.
  2. Personal and Contact Information.
  3. Educational background and Family Information.
  4. Statement of need should describe why scholarship funds are needed and what the funds will be used for if received.
  5. Essays are a strong criteria in determining candidates who are short listed. Responses to essay questions that address career goals and how you expect the WAAW scholarship will assist in your education.
  6. Two academic/professional references. Note recommendations and transcripts ARE NOT REQUIRED AT THIS TIME. ONLY after a candidate has been shortlisted.

Submitting 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. Click Here to Begin your application.

For further information or inquiries please email:

Please do not email inquiries until you have reviewed all the requirements above,  including the list of accepted and unaccepted course in the FAQ link above.

ONLY Shortlisted candidates will be required to send the following additional items in order to complete this process.

  1. 2 references; one MUST be written by a professor from your institution of study and the other from an academic supervisor/advisor or mentor. Reference forms should be downloaded from 2015_ScholarshipReferenceLetter and emailed to references@waawfoundation.org
  2. A copy of a current signed and sealed transcript from your University to be emailed to transcripts@waawfoundation.org, faxed to 1.888.519.4269 or to be mailed to:
    WAAW Foundation Scholarship Committee
    P.O. Box 1691, Wylie. Texas 75098.
    *Scanned copies of original transcripts may be emailed to transcripts@waawfoundation.org.
  3. A copy of the student’s School identity card must be scanned and emailed to u protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Previous Scholars

Read More About our previous scholars here


Monica Gitundu   Mih Njua Odette Picture  lilian kamara  Iyasele Christian Damaris photo 2

Monica Gitundu
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Nairobi

Odette Mih
Electrical Engineering
National Advanced School of Engineering
Lilian Kamara
Computer Science
Makerere University
Christiana Iyasele
Chemical Engineering
Delta State University
Damaris Waema
Computer Science
Jomo-Kenyetta University



kondana Mercy A from Nigeria   Rose-M-from-Kenya Winnie Mogusu
Kondana Kamsesa
Catholic University
Of Malawi
Mercy Aboh
Agric. Engineering
Federal University
Of Technology, Minna
  Rose Macharia
Medicine & Surgery
Jomo Kenyetta
Winnie Mogusu
Civil & Construction Engr
University of Nairobi


Chinenye Ezeakor WAAW Scholar 2011 Lorrine Maleya WAAW Scholar 2011 Kelly Nadia Tchanda-WAAW Scholar 2011 Ashabe Katushabe
Chinenye Ezeakor
University of Port
Harcourt, Nigeria
Lorrine Maleya
Mech. Engineering
Jomo Kenyatta
University of Agric.
& Technology
Kelly Nadia Tchanda
Mathematics &
Physics National
School of
Yaounda, Cameroon
Ashabe Katushabe
Computer Science,
Makerere University


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