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2022/2023 List of Scholarships for African Women

A number of organizations encourage women empowerment through education at different levels by offering specific undergraduate, masters and PhD scholarships for women from developing countries especially women from Africa.

Although women looking for scholarships can as well apply for other scholarship program that are non-gender specific, there are sponsorship program that reduce the competition by offering African women scholarships – majorly (many listed here are only) for women.

Below is an updated list of scholarships (undergraduate, Masters, MBA and PhD) that are open for women from African and developing countries. Some of these Scholarships for African Women are generally for international students but are also open for the said demography.

1. US Government Tech Women Program

The Tech Women initiative will identify 100 women in STEM fields from countries in Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East to participate in the 2021 program.

2. African-German Network of Excellence in Science (AGNES) Scholarships

AGNES are pleased to announce the “Call for Applications” for AGNES-PAWS Intra-Africa Mobility Grant for Junior Female Researchers.

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3. OWSD PhD Fellowships

TWAS in association with OWSD is offering a fellowship program to support doctorate (PhD) studies to Women Scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries, who are interested in Maths science degrees.

4. L’Oréal-UNESCO Sub-Saharan Africa Young Talents Program

Each year the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science call for application from talented young African women scientists to receive fellowship grants to pursue promising research projects.

5. Durham University Hatfield Lioness Scholarship

The Hatfield Lioness Scholarship enables a female student from a developing country to benefit from undertaking postgraduate study at the University of Durham.

6. Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Program

The J&J WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program will help develop female leaders and support innovation in the STEM2D disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing, Design)  by funding six women at critical points in their research careers through a Scholar’s Award.

7. Power Africa Leadership Training Program

Are you a young woman working or involved in the African energy ecosystem? Do you want to improve your career and take off? Then apply to the Power Africa program of the Regional Leadership Center YALI open yearly.

8. Columbia University Peace and Social Change Fellowship Program

This call for applications is open to African grassroots women activists working broadly on the issue of peace and security.

9. Margaret Sanders AISA Scholarship for Young African Women

Across Africa there are many talented and academically gifted girl students who are unable to complete their schooling due to a variety of social, economic and/or cultural reasons. Key among these is a lack of financial support. In her lifetime Margaret Sanders was a keen supporter of girls’ education.

10. Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship

To bring more gender diversity to the technology industry, Adobe is pleased to invite applications to the Adobe Research Women-in-Technology Scholarship.

11. Facebook Grace Hopper Women in Computing Scholarship

This unique scholarship program will be awarded to 50 women excelling in Computer Science. Each recipient will have the opportunity not only to attend the Celebration, but to spend valuable days before the conference with Facebook engineers learning, collaborating, and preparing for the conference.

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