United African Organization


The Sergeant Albert Dono Ware Memorial Scholarship


Through the scholarship, the United African Organization (UAO) honors the memory of Sgt. Albert Dono Ware, who died from wounds sustained when his vehicle was attacked with an Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) in the Arghandab River Valley of Afghanistan on December 18, 2009. Originally from Liberia, Sgt. Ware’s exemplary service to his adopted homeland, United States of America, lasted for six years in the military. He was assigned to the 782nd Combat Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, FortBragg in North Carolina.


E-mail: Scholarship@uniteafricans.org or call 312-949-9980 for more information.


Eligibility to apply:

  • This scholarship is for college, and undergraduate students regardless of immigration status
  • Not a previous beneficiary of the Sgt Dono Ware Scholarship
  • Not related to an employee or board member of the United African Organization (UAO)
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 (on a 4-point scale)

Please click here to complete your application.

Applications will be accepted until July 31, 2023


2022 Awardees:

  • Funmilayo Ilori – Rasmussen¬†University

2021 Awardees:

  • Christy Kwentua – University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

2020 Awardees:

  • Lemlem Zeru – Resurrection University
  • Magdalene Koroma – George Mason University, VA
  • Ferima Samake – National Louis University
  • Mercy N. Ekpo – Olive-Harvey College
  • Nora Okere – Prairie State College

2014 Awardees:

  • Tinodaishe Antoinette Mandebvu - St Catherine University
  • Bethlehem Samson – Elgin Community College

2013 Awardees:

  • Michelle Byamugisha¬†- Northwestern University
  • Ferima Samake – Moraine Valley Community College

2012 Awardees:

  • Daniel Owusu-Bempah – University of Illinois – Springfield
  • Amadou Barrow – Illinois Institute of Technology

2011 Awardees:

  • Casina Rice – St Xavier University
  • Yewande Gilbert – DePaul University

2010 Awardees:

  • Tiffany Briggs – Howard University
  • Joyce Okendo – Duke University

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