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AAUW Foundation Scholarship: Call for Applications - Africa

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted October 14, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on November 11, 2021
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Foundation logo
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Foundation logo

The American Association of University Women (AAUW)'s Foundation Scholarship aims to expand African engagement in Technology Innovation by increasing the pipeline for African women through STEM training, entrepreneurship & leadership.

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.

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Criteria for eligibility include:
1. Female students of African origin, living and studying in Africa.
2. Currently enrolled in an undergraduate B.S. degree program.
3. Studying 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.
4. Demonstrable financial need.
5. Excellent Academic Record.
6. Proven leadership, volunteering and community service.
7. Below the age of 32 years.
8. Only students in their first and second year 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. NOT Accepted Courses:
a. Core medical courses like Medicine and Surgery, Nursing etc
b. Social Science courses
c. Art courses.
• Diploma degrees.
There are NO EXCEPTIONS to these requirements.

WAAW Foundation Scholarship: USD$500.

Application for the WAAW Foundation 2021/2022 Scholarship will close on November 12, 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Oct 14
Oct 14

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed grants opportunities that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Oct 15
Oct 15

Thanks, Ana. Sounds great.