Scholarships for African Women, 2016

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Each year many universities offer scholarships for African women’s to help to assist in their education. In 2015 many universities are offering financial aid for African women’s. Although, rising fees and limited monetary support make this a hard mission to achieve. The scholarships are available for undergraduate, postgraduate and masters level of study in multiple subjects.  For more details on fellowships, scholarships and grants specifically for African women check out the links below and select the appropriate funding program.

Margaret Bennett Scholarship
The London School of Economics and Political Science is inviting applications for Margaret Bennett Scholarship. Scholarship is available for female students from Africa to pursue LLM programme. To be considered for this scholarship, you must have completed the 2016/17 LSE Graduate Financial Support Application form and received an offer of admission. The application deadline is 27 April 2016.

WAAW Foundation Scholarship for Undergraduate African Women, 2016
Applications are invited for WAAW Foundation 2016 scholarship. Scholarships are available for African women to study as full time students in a STEM related course at a University, College or institute of higher learning in Africa.  Scholarship recipients receive an award of $500 for the 2016 academic year, or the equivalent in their country’s local currency. Prior scholarship recipient may reapply for renewal the following year, with proof of continued excellent academic performance.

SAWISE Scholarships for African Women in South Africa
The Association of South African Women in Science and Engineering (SAWISE) and the Hope Network is inviting applications for SAWISE scholarships for sub-Saharan women applicants. Two scholarships are offered which includes: SAWISE Angus Scholarship and SAWISE Hope Scholarship for pursuing 4th year [e.g. BSc (Honors) or equivalent] of study at tertiary level. The scholarship is tenable at South African universities. The application deadline is 30 November annually.

African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship for Sub-Saharan Africans, 2016
Applications are invited for African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Program. Scholarship is awarded for pursuing one to two year Master’s level program in public administration, public policy or public finance at a Canadian university. Applicants must be a citizen and resident of sub-Saharan Africa and must be between 22 and 35 years old are eligible to apply.

African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards (AUKNSA), 2016
Applications are invited for African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards available to top African scientists for their scientific achievements and valuable discoveries and findings. These awards are available in each of the following two sectors (a) Life and Earth Science; and (b) Basic Science, Technology and Innovation at the national, regional and continental levels. The programme is implemented at national level for young researchers, regional level for women scientists and continental level open to all scientists. The Continental level is the highest level of the programme.

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.

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.

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.

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. The application for the 2016-17 academic year will be available in early December, 2015.

The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship
Applications are invited for Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarships in the field of Computer Science, Computer Engineering or majoring in a closely related technical field. The scholarships are available for pursuing bachelor’s, master’s or PhD program.  Scholarship can be taken at Europe, the Middle East or Africa. To be eligible to apply, applicants must be a female student currently enrolled at a university for the 2014-2015 academic year. Google Anita Borg Scholarship recipients will each receive a € 7,000 (or equivalent) award. The application deadline is 31st December 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. New applications will open on January 31 of every year.

US/Canada Grants
Applications are invited for MMMF grants available for women applicants of developing countries to pursue their degree in the USA and Canada.Grant is awarded to study any courses offered by the U.S. or Canadian educational institution. Grant is available towards the completion of the degree program in Canada and USA. An MMMF grant covers only a portion of the total costs for an academic year. An MMMF grant is awarded for an academic year. The grant Application runs from: 15 September 2015 to 16 January 2016.

Campbell Fellowship for Transformative Research on Women in the Developing World
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.

Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship for Women in USA
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.

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.

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