August 12, 2016

Fondazione Edu Scholarship Scheme for Undergraduate African Students in Ghana

Foundation Edu Scholarship

Course(s) Offered: Science, Technical, Agronomic studies
Course Level: Undergraduate
Provider: Fondazione Edu
Country to Study in: Ghana

Scholarship Description
The Fondazione Edu is a family foundation specializing in higher education in Africa, with the aim to realize the desire of its founders to promote young people’s access to higher education in developing countries namely Africa.

Fondazione Edu Scholarships offers African students the opportunity to access higher education in their country of origin. It not only supports individual growth paths, but also the creation of professionalism that can, in the long run, contribute to sustainable socio-economic development.

The Students Financial Aid Office (SFAO) at the University of Ghana (UG-SFAO) is accepting 2016/17 applications for the award of the Fondazione Edu scholarship scheme for Level 100 students from areas of need.

Eligibility
You are eligible to apply if in addition to UG-SFAO eligibility requirements you:
  • Are a Level 100 student.
  • Obtained an aggregate of 14 or better at the WASSCE.
  • Are able to demonstrate limited family income and/or insufficient funds to cover most or all educational related expenses.
  • Have the will to succeed (determination, perseverance and success in other pursuits).
  • are a continuing science student with CGPA 3.75 and above (very limited slots)
Selection criteria:
Scholarship is awarded and renewed every year as long as excellent academic standards of at least a B average of 3.00 CGPA continue to be met and financial need is demonstrated.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY African country

Participating Institutions
University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

Fields of study
All courses at the university with focus on the disciplines of technical-scientific and agronomic studies

Number of awards
Not specified by sponsors

Sponsorship duration
This scholarship will be awarded for four years as long as excellent academic standards of at least a B average of 3.00 CGPA continue to be met and need is demonstrated

Scholarship benefits
The Scholarship will cover tuition, books, as well as room and board

Method of Application
Interested applicants need to complete an application form, and submit it along with requested supporting documents. Download and Submit a completed FE- SFAO Form AF Scholarship Application (from the official website) and the required essays, a copy of your academic records (WASSCE grades), letters of recommendation and supporting need documents.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship award.

DEADLINES:
Application must be submitted, with supporting documents, on or before 3:00pm on Thursday October 20, 2016

PLEASE NOTE:
Fondazione Edu is an Italian family Foundation with the express objective of promoting young people’s access to higher education in Africa. It was founded in 2005. The activities of the Fondazione Edu are designed to foster capacity building in Africa and result in the provision of scholarships for university studies that cover the entire cost of training and the costs associated with it.

Science students are encouraged to apply.

The University of Ghana is the oldest and largest of the thirteen Ghanaian universities and tertiary institutions. It was founded in 1948 as the University College of the Gold Coast, and was originally an affiliate college of the University of London, which supervised its academic programmes and awarded degrees.

The University of Ghana gained full university status in 1961. The institution is mainly based at Legon, and the medical school is in Korle Bu, with a teaching hospital and secondary campus in the city of Accra.

Application Deadline: 20 October 2016
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY Africans)

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