ScholarshipOpportunity At WAAW (Working to Advance Science and Technology Education for African Women) Foundation 2021/2022

Open date: September 6, 2021

close date:  November 12, 2021

WAAW Foundation was founded in 2007 by Dr. Unoma Okorafor while she was a PhD student, in response to a burning desire to see more women of African descent healthy, educated, and inspired to participate in home and community building. As a lonely African female voice in Technology, Unoma set out to create sustainable, long-lasting ways to support and educate African women in technology innovation. WAAW Foundation recognizes that Female Education and Science and Technology Innovation are the two most crucial components to poverty alleviation and rapid development in Africa. The plight of the African woman against prejudices and huge societal disadvantages in often male-dominated communities is still vastly unexposed and requires a strong and compassionate voice.

We believe that the woman is the pivot of the family and the family is the pivot of the community. Empowering an African woman is a gift that keeps on giving.

WAAW Foundation’s executive board comprises African women in Technology and Education who are passionate about giving back. At WAAW Foundation, we possess an insider’s perspective and understand the challenges as well as the vast buy provigil online south africa opportunities for social change that could yield economic and health benefits on an international level. We’re striving to use this perspective, along with the help of our ever-expanding WAAW community, to expose African women to STEM fields and all the possibilities that come along with an education.

WAAW Foundation is incorporated under the laws of the state of Texas, U.S.A. The Articles of Incorporation were filed in the office of the Secretary of State as provided by the General Not For Profit Corporation Act of Texas. In December of 2007, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) determined WAAW Foundation to be exempt from federal income tax under section 500(a) of the internal revenue code as a non-profit organization as described in section 501(c)(3). WAAW is also registered as a Non-Profit Organization with the Corporate Affairs Commission in Nigeria.

Support to fund the organization’s activities and programs are obtained through private and corporate donations. Administrative functions and organizing activities of the Foundation are performed by the executive board and member volunteers.

WAAW Foundation Scholarship offers $500 for need-based undergraduate female African students admitted to a University, College or institute of higher learning in Africa.

Eligibility criteria

Please read the eligibility criteria before you apply. All non-qualifying applications will be automatically deleted! Criteria for eligibility include:

  • Female students of African origin, living and studying in Africa.
  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate B.S.degree program.
  • Studying STEM-related courses in a University or college in Africa.
  • Demonstrable financial need
  • Excellent Academic Record.
  • Proven leadership, volunteering, and community service
  • Below the age of 32 years.
  • Only students in their first and second years are eligible to apply. And also students in their third year if studying a five-year course.

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 are NO EXCEPTIONS to these requirements.

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.

List of accepted and not accepted courses. Note that there are NO EXCEPTIONS to the courses listed.

Accepted Courses:

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-related courses at any African university;

a. All fields of Engineering

b. All computer science

c. Science & Mathematics related fields; Industrial chemistry, environmental sciences

d. Medical courses; Pharmacy / Biomedical, Biochemistry, Zoology

e. Agriculture, Geography, and Statistics, etc.

Not Accepted Courses:

a. Core medical courses like Medicine and Surgery, Nursing, etc

b. Social Science courses

c. Art courses.

How to Apply

Your application will include the following:

  • The application form was filled out completely.
  • 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 strong criteria in determining candidates who are shortlisted. 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 your 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. In 500 words or less, what is your proudest achievement to date

      4. Describe in ten or fewer sentences why you need a scholarship. Tell us about your need or personal/family/financial situation and how the funds from the WAAW scholarship will assist your education and/or career plans.
  • Two academic/professional references. Note recommendation letters and transcripts ARE NOT REQUIRED at the time of application. ONLY after a candidate has been shortlisted. However, you must provide the names of 2 references in your application.

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

  • 2 references; one MUST be written by a professor from your institution of study and the other from an academic supervisor/advisor or mentor to be emailed by your referee to us.
  • A copy of a current signed and sealed transcript from your University to be emailed to [email protected]
  • A copy of the student’s School identity card must be scanned and emailed to us.

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.

Please visit our FAQ page for answers to your questions

For further information or inquiries please email: [email protected]

 

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