Scholarships for African Women in 2012-2013

Here are available scholarships for African women to study for Postgraduate and Undergraduate programmes. Some of these are niche scholarship programs specifically for women. You can also apply for other international scholarships that are not gender specific. The scholarships aim to encourage women to further education in several fields of study.

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship for Women in Africa, Europe and the Middle East

Google aim to encourage women from the international community to excel in computing and technology through the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship offered for women in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. The scholarship is for female Undergraduate and postgraduate students.

PEO International Peace Scholarship

The PEO International Peace Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada. P.E.O. aims to help qualified women who desire higher education and are in need of financial assistance.

Fondation Rainbow Bridge MBA Scholarship

The FRB enables young women scholars to enrich their academic background by obtaining an HEC MBA in France. Women applying for the Scholarship Award must come from an African country affected by a natural disaster, drought or famine.

Deutsche Bank Scholarships for Women at London Business School

The Deutsche Bank scholarships are awarded to MBA and Masters in Finance female students in the AMOUNT of £20,000 each.

Fellowships for Women Scientists in Developing countries and Africa

The Third World Organization for Women in Science (TWOWS) with funds generously provided by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), has instituted a fellowship programme for female students from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDCs), who wish to pursue postgraduate training leading to a Ph.D., at centres of excellence in the South (developing countries), outside their own country.

Canon Collins Trust South Africa scholarship programme

Canon Collins Trust awards postgraduate scholarships for southern African Students including Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe- to study in South Africa. The Trust offers Full Scholarship for study in South Africa are for women of rural origin under the Graça Machel scholarship scheme.

Global Fund for Women Grants

The Global Fund for Women supports women’s groups that advance the human rights of women and girls. The Organization strengthen women’s right groups based outside the United States by providing small, flexible, and timely grants ranging from $500to $30,000 for operating and program expenses.

AAUW Scholarships and Grants for Women -Postgraduate Fellowship in USA

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation Fellowships and Grants is available for women who are not US citizens or Permanent resident in the United States. Priority is given to students from developing countries including African Students.

IFUW International Scholarship for Women-Fellowships and Grants

The International Federation of University Women offers a limited number of international fellowships and grants to women graduates for postgraduate research, study and training.

Nestle MBA Scholarships for Women in Developing Countries

The Nestlé Scholarship for Women was initiated by a group of IMD- Switzerland- MBA (Masters in Business Administration) participants who desired to encourage women to take the MBA courses. Preference is given to women from developing countries. Accepted female candidates must demonstrate financial need.

This is a good place to start. Get a more comprehensive list of scholarships for African women for 2012/2013 from the link below.