The Clueit Foundation Women's Empowerment Scholarship Program
are intended to be used for
tuition, books and materials and living expenses at an accredited
educational institution in sub-Saharan Africa.
Three types of scholarship are offered:
scholarships cover tuition only.|
scholarships cover tuition, books and materials and a stipend for living
scholarships are for emergency funding to cover part tuition and/or
expenses where a student, while part way through an academic program,
has lost all or part of funding as a result of a significant adverse
event. Adverse events include retrenchment, illness, disablement or
death of a parent or other sponsor of educational funding. Loss of
funding as a result of academic or disciplinary action do not constitute
an adverse event for this purpose. In order to qualify for a Type C
scholarship, the educational institution that the student is attending
must certify the unanticipated need.|
The value of each scholarship is expected to be in the range of US$1,000 to US$3,000 per year, for
up to three years of study.
The Foundation intends to make one or more scholarship grants each year to economically disadvantaged students with demonstrated
academic ability as determined by past performance and the admission
standards established by the selected educational institution.
The selection process and administration of scholarships will be
undertaken by a selection committee of the Foundation, who may also
accept guidance and recommendations with respect to local standards and
economic factors from the authorities of the educational
Potential recipients must submit a scholarship application directly to
the Foundation along with the details of academic course to be pursued as well as the education institution's details.
Students can request an application form by submitting a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no application fee.
||Applications for the 2023 academic year must be submitted by November 15th,
|Emergency funding applications may be submitted at any time during the academic
||You MUST be enrolled at or accepted by the educational institution before the Foundation will
consider any application.|
Scholarships are awarded according to the following criteria:
|The recipient must be a bona fide or prospective student
enrolled at an accredited educational institution. Institutions may include
secondary schools, technical colleges, vocational institutes, universities or
local government sanctioned work study programs.|
|The recipient may be in any year of study, though
preference may be given to students in their first year of study.|
|Selection will be made on the basis of financial need,
academic merit and the likelihood of successful completion. Financial need
will be the major consideration in making a final determination.|
|Scholarships shall be awarded to female applicants only
without consideration of color, creed, national origin or religion.|
|A scholarship recipient may not be related to a member
of the Board of Directors of the Foundation, its trustees, employees or
consultants, or a “disqualified person”.|
Conditions of Award
Upon granting of a scholarship, funds shall be deposited directly with the
educational institution for credit to the student’s account. The institution
must agree, in writing, to use the funds to defray the recipient’s educational
or living expenses, and to distribute the funds only if the recipient is
enrolled and in good standing. Any failure to fully meet the conditions will
result in suspension of payments until such time as the situation has been
The recipient shall authorize the Foundation to receive periodic progress
reports each quarter/semester/term (as applicable) from the institution. These
progress reports must show courses taken and grades received, as well as any
academic or disciplinary problems. In the case of serious academic or
disciplinary problems, more frequent reports shall be required. A full annual
report for each recipient shall be required showing final grades, current grade
point average (or equivalent), class rank, good standing status, and advancement
to the next grade level.
The Foundation shall regularly review the progress reports to ensure
satisfactory progress is being made toward graduation, and that the funds are
being properly used to accomplish the purpose of the scholarship program.
The Foundation will investigate all reports of unsatisfactory academic or
disciplinary performance. If the recipient is unwilling or unable to correct any
deficiencies, or to otherwise meet the requirements of the academic institution
or the Foundation, the scholarship shall be withdrawn.
Any unused balances will be required to be repaid to the foundation should
the student withdraw from the institution or the field of study, or where the
Foundation withdraws its scholarship as a result of unsatisfactory performance.