WAAW Foundation STEM Bursary – 2021/2022

The application for the WAAW Foundation Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Bursary for the academic year 2021/2022 is now open by WAAW Foundation for all South Africans in South Africa. 


The WAAW Foundation hereby invites all outstanding students to apply for the 2021/2022 Bursary. It is meant for students that intend to, or are currently studying towards degree and diploma programmes that are aligned to the following listed below:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

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Eligibility: You need to fit all the criteria to apply for the scholarship;

  • A Female students of African origin living in Africa
  • Must be less than 32 years, have gained Undergraduate
  • Confirmed admission to a higher education institution in Africa studying your first undergraduate degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) field.
  • Can demonstrate financial need for the scholarship
  • Excellent academic record
  • Volunteering and community service.
  • Special consideration is given to underprivileged students such as orphans, girls impacted by HIV or students in their first or second year of study.

Accepted courses are: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-related courses at any African university;

  • All fields of Engineering
  • All computer science
  • Science & Mathematics related fields; Industrial chemistry, environmental sciences
  • Medical courses; Pharmacy / Biomedical, Biochemistry, Zoology
  • Agriculture, Geography, and Statistics etc

Non-accepted courses:

  • CORE MEDICAL COURSE like Medicine and Surgery, Nursing etc
  • Social Science courses
  • Art courses.


How to apply:

If eligible, fill out all fields completely. Please ensure you fill in your CORRECT Email address. Note that only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

Kindly note that this application is in 4 stages;
1. Personal Information
2. Education
3. Essays
4. References.

This form cannot be edited once submitted. Ensure that all information is accurate before you submit.

*Please note that WAAW Foundation does not fund graduate (Masters, MBA or PhD) programs, second or subsequent degrees, students older than 32 years, non-STEM focused courses or Diploma degrees.


  • Completed applications need to be submitted on or before 15/10/2021.

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