Scholarships for African Women, 2015

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.

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 30 April 2015 for the academic year 2015–2016.

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 2 March 2015.

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 deadlines are 30 January 2015, 24 April 2015 and 26 June 2015.

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 deadline is February 2, 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 February 2nd, 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.

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 mid 2015.

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 application deadline is January 15, 2015.

SAWISE Scholarships for African Women 2015
The Association of South African Women in Science and Engineering (SAWISE) and the Hope Network is inviting applications for females which is available only for 4th year [e.g. BSc (Honours) or equivalent] of study at tertiary level. SAWISE Angus Scholarship is available for a sub-Saharan black female whereas SAWISE Hope Scholarship is available for South African female student. Two SAWISE scholarships are available for the students. The Value of the award is R10 000 p.a. for one year. The application deadline is 30 November annually.

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.

Margaret Bennett Scholarship
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.

Dorothy Marchus Senesh Fellowship for Women in USA, 2015
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.

2015 WAAW Foundation Scholarship
Applications are invited for WAAW Foundation Scholarships available for women’s of developing countries. The scholarship is awarded for STEM-focused college education in Africa. This scholarship is available for pursuing undergraduate degree level. Scholarship recipients receive an award of $500 for the 2015 academic year or the equivalent in their country’s local currency.Applications will close 31 October, 2014.

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.

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.

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.

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