WAAW Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship


WAAW Foundation is a U.S.-based non-profit organization established in various African countries whose mission is to increase the pipeline of African girls entering Science and Technology, and related fields and ensure they are engaged in technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship to benefit Africa. With this mission, WAAW Foundation offers scholarships, mentorships, training, and other impact programs for both students and teachers in STEM to equip them with the right tools to succeed. WAAW Foundation has awarded more than 91 African girls pursuing STEM studies across various public institutions of higher learning and remains committed to supporting even more young women in their academic pursuits.


Scholarship recipients receive an award of $500 equivalent in their country’s local currency for the 2024 academic year. Scholars also gain access to a mentorship program to guide and support their academic and professional journey, and an opportunity to connect with like-minded peers, professionals, and industry leaders.


  • Be Female students of African origin living in Africa.
  • All STEM related fields are eligible (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
  • Have gained admission to a University or college program in a STEM or STEM-related field.
  • Be in their second year (for a four-year course) or third year ( for a five-year course)
  • Must demonstrate excellent academic record and financial need. Special consideration is given to underprivileged students such as orphans, or girls impacted by HIV.

Required Documents

If you're accepted into Stage 2, you'd be asked to submit:

  • Two reference letters from your Head of Department and Lecturer academic mentors.
  • Recent academic transcripts.

Helpful Links

Scholarship holders emails: Shahd Albasim

Official Website

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