Scholarship Description:

(1)   A tailored capacity-building program focused on leadership, communication, and civic engagement.

(2) Participation in intensive workshops on conflict resolution and regional issues

 (3) An internship and a community service volunteering component.

 (4) Internships to provide intensive public/private sector experiences

 (5) A senior-year capstone civic service project relevant to the student’s communities

 (6) Student mentorship and support from existing ELC scholars.

 Eligibility criteria - Who can apply?

1. Applicants should be Afghan citizens residing in Afghanistan at the time of applying.

 2. Applicants should hold a baccalaureate degree (high school diploma) or equivalent.

 3. Applicants should have graduated from high school in the year of 2017, 2018, and 2019.

 4. Applicants must be in very good academic standing.

 5. Applicants must have approximately 75% as a minimum average in high school grades.

 6. Applicants must demonstrate leadership potential and commitment to community service and civic engagement.

7. Applicants should not have been enrolled in or completed a degree at any university.

 8. Fluency in academic English, especially reading and writing academic texts.

 What does the scholarship cover?

1. Full tuition fees for the duration of the study program

 2. Housing

 3. Medical and health insurance

4. Monthly stipend

5. Annual round-trip to Afghanistan

 How to apply?

To apply, you should submit the following required application documents:

 1. Official copy of your Baccalaureate or high school diploma or equivalent

 2. Official certified high school transcripts

 Documents (1) and (2) must be submitted both in English and in their original language, if different

 3. Two recent passport-sized colored photos

 4. Copy of official Afghan ID card and/or passport

 If you don’t have a passport, please submit your Afghan ID. Shortlisted candidates should commit to issue their passports within a short notice.

5. Proof of English proficiency (SAT I or TOEFL) if available

 6. Completed online application

 Statement of purpose (150 words) about what makes you an ideal candidate for this program.

 Written essay (250 words) on how you think this scholarship can help you play a role in Afghanistan future.

Text Box: Applications from Kabul, Balkh, Herat, Nangarhar and Kandahar should be submitted online only.
Applicants from other provinces can submit their applications online OR in hard copies to the nearest WAW office. Applicants must choose only one modality for the entire process.
All documents must be submitted in English. If any documents are not in English, applicants must provide both original and translated copies.
Applicants need to:

 1. Download the application form available online via the following link:

 Note: Downloading the application is only for applicants submitting hard copies.

2. Fill the online application and scan all required documents using the following link:

Note: Online applications should be completed and submitted with all required documents.


Please address your questions to:

In Lebanon - American University of Beirut Ms. Sandra Zeineddine, Program Manager

In Afghanistan - Women for Afghan Women

Ms. Shekwa Nasrati, Project Assistant

+93 (0) 793182880 / +93 (0) 728162982

Scholarship Details:

Date Posted:Dec 30, 2019 Closing Date: Feb 20, 2020


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