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The Clueit Foundation Women's Empowerment Scholarship Program


Scholarships 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:

bulletType A scholarships cover tuition only.
bulletType B scholarships cover tuition, books and materials and a stipend for living expenses.
bulletType C 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 institution.

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

Application Fees

There is no application fee.

Application Deadlines

bullet Applications for the 2023 academic year must be submitted by November 15th, 2022.
bulletEmergency funding applications may be submitted at any time during the academic year.
bullet You MUST be enrolled at or accepted by the educational institution before the Foundation will consider any application.

Award Criteria

Scholarships are awarded according to the following criteria:

bulletThe 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.
bulletThe recipient may be in any year of study, though preference may be given to students in their first year of study.
bulletSelection 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.
bulletScholarships shall be awarded to female applicants only without consideration of color, creed, national origin or religion.
bulletA 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 satisfactorily remedied.

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.

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