Zawadi Africa Education Scholarship Fund for African Indigent Women, 2016/2017

Zawadi Africa Education Scholarship Fund for African Indigent Women, 2016/2017

Application Deadline: April 29th, 2016

The Zawadi Africa Education Fund is a program designed to provide scholarships to academically gifted girls from disadvantaged backgrounds from Africa to pursue higher education in the US. The Zawadi Africa Education Fund is based on the highly successful Kennedy/Mboya Student airlifts of the 1960′s, through a partnership with individuals and institutions with an interest in creating leadership.


Applicants must:

  • Be a girl
  • Has demonstrated academic excellence (A)
    • · Has demonstrated leadership qualities.(A prefect, demonstrates initiative)
    • · Has overcome insurmountable odds to attain academic excellence (financially)
    • A girl who has completed her secondary school examination (i.e. The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE) within the last two years (2014 and 2015).
    • Has demonstrated academic excellence ( A-or A Plain or a B+ under exceptional circumstances i.e. From marginalized areas)
    • Has demonstrated leadership qualities e.g. in school as a prefect , in the community, church, leadership in peer related activities etc.)
    • Has overcome insurmountable odds such as serious financial challenges, oppressive social-cultural practices such as early marriages and Female Genital Mutilation ( FGM
      etc. in order to attain academic excellence.
    • Has demonstrated a clear financial need.

Scholarship Worth:

Scholarship Worth

  • On average, the program pays for less than 10% of the total cost of a 4-year education, with the balance funded by merit based college grants and scholarships.
  • The students are all required to be partners in this initiative, by holding down on- campus jobs to pay for books and incidentals

How to Apply

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Zawadi Africa Education Scholarship Fund for African Girls.


  1. Birhanu Daba

    April 20, 2016 at 2:33 PM

    Dear, my name is Birhanu Daba. I am from Ethiopia. I will graduate in this year on Jun 25, 2016 by in Accounting and Finance from Jimma unversity. I want to learn Ms.c in this course and I want to get this opportunity and study scholarship. So, I hope that I could be one of those lucky students. Thank you for giving this opportunity for developing countries. email- lemiko430@gmail .com. phone number +251935116596.

  2. Nitonde Justin

    June 3, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    My Name Is Justin Nitonde From Burundi.I Have Finished Teacher Training School In Last Year.I Got 77% In State Exam.I Would Like To Study Abroad.And I Want To Learn Medicine Faculty.Thank You To Have Given Me This Opportunity.I Hope I Will Be Among The Lucky Students.

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