The Zawadi Africa Education Fund is a scholarship program that seeks to help outstanding women from disadvantaged communities in Africa continue their undergraduate studies by offering them scholarships to study in the US or Africa.
About the award:
The Zawadi Africa Education Fund seeks to promote leadership by offering scholarships to economically disadvantaged African women with high academic achievements, with the aim of securing the future of young African women leaders.
This education fund operates on the belief that it is important to provide young African women with quality education and equip them with leadership skills. The long-term goal is for these young women to return to their homelands to participate in the development of their communities and give women a voice.
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
⦁ The applicant must be a female who has completed the secondary school examinations
⦁ Applicant must have high academic performance (A or A minus)
⦁ Applicant must have experience as a leader (in school, church, peer-related activities, etc.)
⦁ The applicant must have faced difficulties to complete her education with excellent results.
⦁ The applicant must be financially disadvantaged and demonstrate clear financial need.
The selection process will be based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, leadership potential and financial need.
The admission decision will depend entirely on the admission tables of individual universities. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview one month after the application deadline.
How to apply:
Eligible candidates should ensure that they have completed the following steps to apply. Applicants should note that incomplete applications are grounds for immediate disqualification.
⦁ Provide passport photo.
⦁ Attach a one-page, typed biography. The biography should provide information about family, educational background, aspirations, financial situation and any hobbies and activities the applicant has taken part in at school or in her community.
⦁ Submit an essay of 500-650 words on one of the three topics listed.
⦁ Provide a copy of high school diploma, high school results and certificates showing the student’s participation in extracurricular activities.
⦁ Provide a signed letter of recommendation from a teacher.
⦁ Present a copy of the identity card.
⦁ Provide a letter from the local chief confirming that he knows the applicant and his family, written on government letterhead.
⦁ Candidates should be aware that any omissions, lies or forgeries will result in disqualification.
⦁ Candidates should ensure to submit a hard copy of the application along with the required documents within the deadline at the designated offices.
Application deadline: March 20.
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