Each year a large number of scholarships for African women are offered by international and African institutions. In order to achieve African development, intellectual and learned upliftment of women must be given first concern because of their significant role in the community. Although, rising fees and limited monetary support make this a hard mission to achieve. To help African Women, our team have compiled a list of African and global scholarships for African women so as to allow them to boost their careers and undertake leadership roles for the betterment of their societies. The list of scholarships includes various areas for undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. For more details on fellowships, scholarships and grants specifically for African women check out the links below and select the appropriate funding program.
Graça Machel Scholarships for Women
Canon Collins Educational and Legal Assistance Trust has announced Graca Machel Scholarships for African Women. Scholarships cover full tuition, stipend, mentoring and other support for Honours, masters and PhD study at South African universities. Applicants must apply to their chosen universities separately and awards are conditional on the applicant being offered a place at the relevant university. The application process will open in June 2014 and close in August 2014 for study commencing in 2015.
MMMF Grant for African Women
Grant is available for African women who are currently studying at the University of Witwatersrand, University Stellenbosch, University of Pretoria and University of Capetown. MMMF grants of approximately US$4,000 each will be awarded. Applicants must demonstrate satisfactory academic performance at the university where she is registered. Online application deadline is August 31, 2014.
Margaret Bennett Scholarship for African Women
London School of Economics and Political Science is offering Margaret Bennett scholarship for female students from Africa. Scholarship is available for pursuing masters (LLM) degree level at London School of Economics and Political Science. The scholarship has a value of up to £5,000. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of July 2014. The application deadline is 28 April each year.
African Union Scholarship for Female Students
Scholarships for African women are awarded to pursue postgraduate level for masters and PhD programmes at African Universities. The master programs are of two years duration; while the PhD programme are of three years duration. Applicants must have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement as evidenced by academic transcripts, and academic awards if any. Applicants can apply for this scholarship till 31st May 2014.
WAAW Foundation Scholarships for African Women
WAAW foundation is funding 2015 scholarships for African women. Scholarships amount $500/year for need-based female African students admitted to a University, College or institute of higher learning in Africa. Candidates must demonstrate financial need and excellent academic record. Special consideration is given to underprivileged students such as orphans, girls impacted by HIV or students in first or second year of study. Online applications start from August 1 through October 31, 2014.
Campbell Fellowship for Women Scholar-Practitioners, USA
Vera R. Campbell Foundation annually funds fellowship for women postdoctoral social scientist from developing countries. One nine-month fellowship is awarded for a project which addresses women’s economic and social empowerment in the applicant’s home country. In addition to a $4,500/month stipend and housing and office space on the SAR campus is provided to women. The application deadline is November 1 each year.
LUISS Business School MBA Scholarships for African Women
Scholarships for African women are available for pursuing master degree at LUISS Business School of Rome. Two MBA scholarships will be offered. Each scholarship will cover two thirds of the tuition fees, equivalent to 16,000.00 EUR. Application should be submitted till May 31, 2014.
The Google Anita Borg Scholarship
Google is pleased to announce this scholarship for female students hail in Europe, Middle East and Africa who are enrolled in bachelors, masters or PhD program in Computer Science or related field. Selected candidate will receive 7000 euro as scholarship. The application deadline is 17th February, each year.
Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship for Women in USA, 2014/15
International Peace Research Association Foundation offers graduate fellowships for South African Women in the USA. Fellowships are provided in the field of Peace and Development Studies. The Dorothy Senesh Fellowship is available to women from developing countries, who have been accepted into a graduate program and whose graduate work is to be focused on issues related to the goals of IPRA. The foundation will award two fellowships $5,000. The application deadline is 15th January, each year.
UNU-INRA Visiting Scholars Programme for African Women
Applications are invited for UNU-INRA Visiting Scholarships to undertake a three-year project entitled “Unleashing the Potential of African Rural Economies through Green Growth”. Under the project, up to ten visiting scholars will be selected each year. These scholarships for African women are offered for 3-4 months. The application deadline is 31st August 2014 for the academic year 2014–2015.
Lila Fahlman Scholarships for African Women
Scholarships for African women are available for pursuing full-time undergraduate or graduate degree or certificate programs at a Canadian college or university. Two scholarships of $1000 will be awarded. Applicants must be making a recognized positive contribution to society through civic engagement and/or volunteering experience. The application deadline is June 15, 2014.
IC4HD Human Development (HD) Fellowships for African Women
The IC4HD Human Development is inviting applications for residential fellowships available for African women. This is 3 months residential fellowship for young professionals at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla, India. The Fellowship covers the living expenses for the Fellow as well as a return airfare to the country of residence as per the most economical and direct route by air. Applications will close on June 15, 2014.
Robin Wright Graduate Fellowship for African Students
The Robin Wright Graduate Fellowship supports research by a graduate student from the Islamic World or Africa enrolled in the Rackham Graduate School up to $4,000. Particular attention will be given to research abroad. Preference will be given to graduate students pursuing research in international and global issues in the contemporary period. Applications will open in November 2014.
Chung-Liversidge Scholarships for African Students
Scholarships for African students are available for pursuing masters’ degree at University of Sheffield in UK. The Engineering scholarships are for one year only, regardless of the length of your programme. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and personal statement. The application deadline is 27th June 2014.
Cranfield MBA Scholarship for African Women
Cranfield School of Management is offering Cranfield scholarship for African Women applicants in the UK. Scholarship covers up to £14,000 towards the tuition fees. Scholarship is awarded on the basis of evidence of career progression, senior management potential and interpersonal and team-working skills. GMAT and English language proficiency is required. Application deadline is June 1, 2014.
MBA Full-time Scholarship for African Women
University of Strathclyde offers full-time scholarship for African women. One scholarship of £10,000 will be automatically deducted from tuition fees. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial need. Online application deadline is 31 May 2014.
Full-Time MBA Scholarships for African Women
Scholarships for African women are available for pursuing master’s degree level at University of Strathclyde. Suitable candidates will be considered on the basis of their MBA applications and interview performance. 4 scholarships will be awarded. Last date of submitting applications is 31st May 2014.
International Women in STEM Scholarships for African Students
ESMT European School of Management and Technology is offering four STEM scholarships for African students. The value of each Woman in STEM scholarship is up to € 10,000. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence. Application should be submitted till April 7 and May 16, 2014.
BREMEN TRAC Incoming Fellowships for African Women
The program is open to all fields of research represented at the University of Bremen. Each call for applications will offer six two-year postdoctoral fellowships. At least 50% of the positions are reserved especially for women. These Incoming Fellowships are offered for two-year. Application should be submitted till 1st April 2014.
Dora Harvey Memorial Research Scholarship for African Women
Scholarships for African Women are available for pursuing research program at University of Kent in UK. The scholarship competition is open to female postgraduate research applicants in the Faculty of Social Sciences only. Scholarships are offered for a maximum of three years. Applications will close on 31st March 2014.
JAUW International Fellowship Program
Fellowships are available to pursue ongoing study or research at Japanese University. Postdoctoral researchers may apply but they may be placed lower in priority. Applicants must have to state clearly in your proposal how and in what aspect you will contribute to your home country through your study/ research in Japan. Applications must be submitted by 31st March 2014.
Eric Bleumink Fund at University of Groningen
The Radboud Scholarship Programme is available to talented prospective of non-EEA students to pursue Master’s degree programme at Radboud University Nijmegen. The Radboud Scholarship Programme is only intended for talented students who have obtained outstanding study results and are highly motivated to pursue a Master’s degree programme at Radboud University. The tuition fee will be waived to the level of an EEA student. The application deadline is 1st March, 2014.
National Women’s Studies Association, 2014
The National Women’s Studies Association has been organized for the women to support in their education. Scholarship is open to women doing research for or writing a Master’s thesis or Ph.D. More than 1,600 attendees are drawn annually for feminist scholarship. The application deadline is 20th February, 2014.
Global Change Leaders Scholarship Program, 2014
The Coady International Institute St. Francis Xavier University is offering global change leaders scholarship program for women of developing countries in Canada. This is a seven-week education program which provides successful candidates with a full scholarship that includes tuition, travel, meals and accommodations. Applicant must hold a university degree or a combination of post-secondary education and experience. Application deadline is January 17, 2014.
US/Canada Grants for the Academic Year 2014-15
Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund is offering award for women applicants of developing countries to pursue their degree in the USA and Canada. Applicants must enrolled (in residence) at an accredited U.S. or Canadian educational institution for the academic year 2013-14 and intend to be enrolled for the 2014-15 academic year. An MMMF grant covers only a portion of the total costs for an academic year. Application deadline is January 15, 2014.
INSEAD Alumni Fund (IAF) Diversity – MBA Class Reunion Scholarships in Africa
INSEAD is organizing MBA Class Reunion Scholarships for talented young men and women from emerging/developing countries. Several Class Reunion Scholarships of €5,000 to €15,000 are awarded to candidates who meet the criteria suggested by each class. In most cases, preference is given to candidates residing in a developing country and/or who can justify difficulty in raising sufficient funds for their studies. The application deadline is 8th January, 2014.
NYU/Wagner African Women Public Service Fellowship
This fellowship for African Women is awarded for postgraduate master and executive master program. This provides an opportunity to attend various programs at New York University Wagner Institution. The award will support tuition, housing and travelling expenses and a small amount of stipend for books and miscellaneous expenses. The application deadline is 6th January, 2014.
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