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 undergraduate students regardless of immigration status
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 (on a 4-point scale)

Application must include the following:

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation from non-family members who are/were your teacher, professor, counselor, school administrator or academic advisor.
  • Three (3) references with contact information.

Please click here to complete your application.

Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2020


2020 Awardees:

Coming soon – -

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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