R15,000 Angus South African Women in Science and Engineering Scholarship at South Africa 2024

Written by catherine.caoile on December 14, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Engineering, Science
  • Country of the Scholarship

    South Africa
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Bachelor's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

    Private sponsor
  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

    Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Expenses covered

    Tuition fees
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    [email protected]

The Association of South Africa Women in Science and Engineering also known as SAWISE invites outstanding women in Science and Engineering who will be entering their fourth year of study to apply for the scholarship which is intended to help them with their financial barriers and to achieve their education and career goals.

SAWISE believes that women are the best asset any nation has. Providing support and a chance for young ladies and women in science and engineering is one the most impressive approaches to harnessing this asset for the improvement of the country.

Scholarship Provider: Association of South African Women in Science and Engineering 

About the Provider 

The Association of South African Women in Science and Engineering (SA WISE) is a powerful association for every one of the people who support strengthening the job of women in science and engineering in South Africa.

SA WISE plans to reinforce this job by inter alia:

  • Raising the profile of women researchers and engineers
  • Highlighting and addressing issues confronted explicitly by women in these fields
  • Lobbying for the progression of women in science and engineering
  • Providing administration and good examples for new generations wishing to enter the areas of science and engineering

A significant capability of SA WISE is to further develop correspondence among women researchers and engineers, with email being the favored mechanism of correspondence

Africa needs more women in Science and Engineering because they have a basic lack of trained innovative individuals. In 1980 North America had 2679 researchers and engineers involved in research and development per million populace; Latin America had 251; Africa had just 49. In 1993, the USA had 7600 individuals for each million involved in R and D, Japan had 7300. No figures are accessible for Africa. Increasing the quantity of mechanically trained individuals, and all kinds of people are fundamental for the advancement of South Africa and other African Countries.

Likewise basic for advancement is the job of women in the public eye. Women have the best influence on the future, they set the standards for well-being and cleanliness and they structure the greater part of the farming workforce. Teach a woman and you instruct the future. Young ladies in Africa ought to be urged to take science subjects, not just those young ladies who could seek a logical or mechanical profession, yet additionally, the people who might then be empowered to apply logical ideas in their day-to-day routines. Taking science subjects shouldn’t just be viewed as an occupation yet as a way to foster a logical and innovative culture important for improvement.

Scholarship Summary 

  • Academic Year: 2023-2024
  • Applicant’s Nationality: African Country
  • Gender: Women
  • Degree Level: Bachelors Degree Graduating Students
  • Scholarship Awards: R15,000
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Scholarship Country: South Africa
  • Fields: Science and Engineering
  • Duration: A full-time study of one year for the graduating students only
  • Renewable: NA
  • Offered Annually: Yes

Scholarship Eligibility 

Before proceeding with the application, the students must meet the eligibility of the scholarship.

  • Must be female and be in the fourth year bachelor’s degree or equivalent to the study in South Africa.
  • A female who is a citizen of Sub-Saharan Countries
  • Must achieve 70%  or above GPA in her studies
  • Be admitted in any field related to Science and Engineering
  • The students must be able to demonstrate their academic excellence

Keep in mind that the eligibility criteria must be able to meet and the applicants must check for further information which can be accessed on the official page of the provider. Downloading the PDF Scholarship information will help the applicants better understand the selection criteria for the scholarship award.

The South African nationals will be given preferences.

Application Process 

To be able to be considered for the awards, the students must check the application process and materials needed to better support the application.

  • The application form can be accessed in an online portal provided by the association.
  • Download the application form and email them with the complete application materials needed.
  • Complete the required personal information on the application portal.
  • Previous information regarding the applicant’s work experience.
  • Motivation letter, outlining in 350 words, the reason why you want to further your higher education and why you need the scholarship.
  • Proposed studies details
  • Declaration for the source of funds for the applicant’s education.
  • How will you be able to fund your studies if your application is unsuccessful?
  • Keep in mind upon sending the email, the applicants must use their names as the subject for the email.

Required Documents 

As part of the application process, the students must be able to submit the following materials:

  • Official transcript of records
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A certified true copy of the Identification Card
  • Proof of Acceptance for the academic year of 2023- 2024, if you have already been accepted to the university.
  • Must be able to provide evidence of their higher education level.
  • Three Academic References

Note: Late and incomplete applications will not be considered and will be automatically rejected. However, the scholarship will be offered annually to give more opportunities to a young female who aims to further their bachelor’s degree. Re-application requires other application materials and new application forms.

Scholarship Awards 

Successful students will be awarded an award amounting to up to R15,000. The scholarship awards can be used towards the student’s tuition fees or other related fees.

Successful students must read the terms and conditions applied to the scholarship.

Scholarship Deadline 

The scholarship application opens on November 1, 2022, and the application deadline is until January 27, 2023.

Late and incomplete applications will be automatically rejected, and all applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee of the Association of South African Women in Science and Engineering

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