April 2, 2013

Zawadi Africa Education Scholarships AND Google Zawadi Africa Scholarships for African Females

Zawadi Africa Education Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: All fields
Course Level: Undergraduate
Provider: Zawadi Africa Education Fund
Country to Study in: USA
(Also see "Google Zawadi Africa Scholarships" at Kenya and South Africa below)

Scholarship Description
The Zawadi Africa Education Fund is a program designed to provide scholarships to academically gifted girls from disadvantaged backgrounds from Africa to pursue higher education in the US.

The Zawadi Africa Education Fund is based on the highly successful Kennedy/Mboya Student airlifts of the 1960′s, through a partnership with individuals and institutions with an interest in creating leadership opportunities for girls in Africa.

Eligibility
To become a Zawadi Africa Education Fund Student, the following must apply:
  • She is a girl
  • Has demonstrated academic excellence (A-)
  • Has demonstrated leadership qualities (A prefect, demonstrates initiative)
  • Has overcome insurmountable odds to attain academic excellence (financially)
The students in the program have an average GPA of 3.70. This is made even more impressive by the fact that the students are all required to be partners in this initiative, by holding down on- campus jobs to pay for books and incidentals.

Eligible groups
Needy young women from East Africa

Participating Institutions
Approved universities in the USA

Fields of study
All fields at participating universities

Number of awards
To date, there are a total of 55 students enrolled at top universities in the US including Yale University, Xavier University and Smith College

Sponsorship duration
Whole duration of the program - usually a 4-year period

Scholarship benefits
On average, the program pays for less than 10% of the total cost of a 4-year education, with the balance funded by merit based college grants and scholarships.

Method of Application
Interested? To apply to this scholarship, follow the Application Instructions below:
  • Step one: Download Application Form and Fill it out
    Application form link -- 2013 Application Form
  • Step two: Email completed application to Zawadi adminstrator in your country, with the subject “Zawadi 2013 application”
Email addresses are:
  • Kenya : eva.ntalami@zawadiafrica.org
  • Uganda: nelly.ogunde@zawadiafrica.org
  • Ghana: nana.ama.mensah@zawadiafrica.org
DEADLINES:
Short listed candidates will be called for an interview a month after the submission of this application.

Please note:
Attach a one page Biography TYPED of yourself with a passport photo highlighting your family background, educational background, hobbies and activities you have undertaken in school and in your community and your aspirations.

Contact
If you have any questions email our support and administration team at the address below and they will be pleased to assist you: eva.ntalami@zawadiafrica.org

Application Deadline: Ongoing
Open to International students: No

More Scholarship Information and Application


Google Zawadi Africa Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Computer science, computer engineering and/or ICT
Course Level: Undergraduate
Provider: Google, Zawadi Africa Education Fund
Country to Study in: Kenya, South Africa

Scholarship Description
As part of Google's ongoing commitments to supporting education in Africa and to diversifying the engineering talent pool, Google is encouraging African women to pursue careers in computer science and technology.

Google has partnered with the Zawadi Africa Educational Fund to grant five Kenyan women full scholarships to complete degrees in computer science, computer engineering and/or ICT.

Eligibility
Selection criteria include excellent academics, extracurricular involvement, leadership potential and financial need.

Eligible groups
Young women from Kenya

Participating Institutions
Top universities in Kenya and South Africa

Fields of study
All fields at participating universities

Number of awards
Five (5) Kenyan women will be awarded

Sponsorship duration
Whole duration of the program - usually a 4-year period

Scholarship benefits
Google will award full scholarships to complete the degrees. The Google Zawadi Scholars will each have the support of a Google engineering mentor.

Method of Application
Same as in Zawadi Africa Education Scholarships (please see above)

More Information on Google Zawadi Africa Scholarships

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