SAWISE Hope & Angus Scholarship for African Women in Science and Technology 2018

The Association of South African Women in Science and Engineering (SAWISE) invites female students entering their Honours level/ 4th year of study to apply for the two SAWISE scholarships.

Application Deadline: 15th November 2017

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Women in all African countries. South African applicants will be given preference.

To be taken at (country): Tenable at any of the following universities:

  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of Kwazulu-Natal
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of Stellenbosch
  • University of the Witwatersrand,
  • University of the Western Cape

About the Award: The Association of South African Women in Science and Engineering (SA WISE) is a dynamic association for all those who support the idea of strengthening the role of women in science and engineering in South Africa. The Hope Scholarship is for Honours/4th year level young women, preferably in the sciences and/or related field (medical included). Preference will be given to a candidate experiencing financial difficulty or distress.

Two SAWISE scholarships are available:

Please note that these are ONLY for females and ONLY for 4th year [e.g. BSc (Honours) or equivalent] of study at tertiary level.

  1. SAWISE Angus Scholarship (Download scholarship information in .pdf format).
  2. SAWISE Hope Scholarship (Find information on the Hope Scholarship website).

Eligible Field of Study: Science and Engineering

Type: Undergraduate

Eligibility criteria: Eligibility criteria for SAWISE Angus Scholarship include:

i. A sub-Saharan black female.
ii. Must have achieved 70% or above grade average in her subject of study.
iii. Only for studies at Honours level (or 4th year equivalent e.g. in engineering).
iv. In any field of science and engineering.

Eligibility criteria for SAWISE Hope Scholarship include:

i. A South African female student.
ii. Must have achieved an academic average of over 65%.
iii. Only for studies at Honours level (or 4th year equivalent e.g. in engineering).
iv. In any field of science and engineering. Medical fields are also included.
v. Candidates must exhibit outstanding personal qualities and a strong desire to make a contribution to their respective fields and to society at large.
vi. Candidate must indicate financial need.
vii. Must be studying at one of following institutions: University of Cape Town, University of Johannesburg, University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Pretoria, University of Stellenbosch, University of the Witwatersrand, and University of the Western Cape.

Number of Scholarships: Not Specified

Value of Scholarship: Recipients will receive R15 000.

The scholarship founding group will serve as mentors to the recipient over the course of her Honours year /4th year of study. The recipient will be assigned special industry-specific mentors that align with her field of study. The recipient will have the opportunity to interact with the founding network of professional women through her invitation to, and participation in, Hope Network and SAWISE events.

Duration of Scholarship: One year, full-time study.

How to Apply: 

It is important to go through the Application details on the Scholarship Webpage (See Link below) before applying.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Sponsors: The Association of South African Women in Science and Engineering (SAWISE)

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