Ghanaian Engineers & Architects Association of America Scholarships for Persons of African Descent

GEAAA Dr. Osei Kwabena Gyebi Scholarship Fund

Program(s) Offered: Innovations, ideas
Course Level: Non-students, Students
Provider: GEAAA Dr. Osei Kwabena Gyebi Scholarship Fund
Country to Study in: Ghana

Scholarship Description
The Ghanaian Engineers & Architects Association of America (GEAAA) announces its annual award, the GEAAA Dr. Osei Kwabena Gyebi Scholarships, for both student and non-student individuals of African descent.

The Dr. Osei Kwabena Gyebi Scholarship awards are given by GEAAA annually to individuals who undertake innovations that provide practical solutions to technological problems pertaining to Africa, as well as contribute to its economic growth & quality of life. For non-student recipients the awards are given as grants.

The goal of the GEAAA Dr. Osei Kwabena Gyebi Scholarship Fund is to encourage persons of African descent in general and of Ghanaian descent in particular to harness their innovative talents to enhance the quality of life & economic growth of Africa through new and/or existing technology.

GEAAA Dr. Osei Kwabena Gyebi Scholarship Fund

The criteria for eligibility is as follows:
  1. Be of African Descent (Higher priority is given to applicants of Ghanaian descent)
  2. Be a University or Polytechnic Student (enrolled or admitted), Researcher, Artisan
  3. Have current or prospective career or research interest in science and/or technology including, but not limited to, any of the following areas:
    • Agriculture – mass & year round production techniques including irrigation, rain harvesting or cloud seeding to augment precipitation
    • Mechanical Engineering – equipment, machinery, tools
    • Energy, including renewable energy
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering – clean water supply, sanitary / wastewater treatment, transportation, infrastructure
    • Information Technology and Communication
    • Bio Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Architecture /City/Town Planning – affordable housing techniques
    • Sciences & other Allied Professions
    • Other Technological Contributions
Eligible groups
Persons of African descent

Participating Institutions
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana

Fields of study
Any idea, talent or innovation that provide practical solutions to problems pertaining to Africa, to enhance the quality of life & economic growth of Africa through new and/or existing technology

Number of awards
Not specified - both scholarships for students and grants for non-students will be awarded

Sponsorship duration
This is financial aid

Scholarship benefits
The amount of award is US$ 500 for Students, and US$ 1,000 for Non-Students.

Method of Application
The procedure of application is as follows:
  1. Complete the Application Form
  2. Narrative (Not more than 500 words): A description of research, career or other interest as it contributes to the goals of the Scholarship Fund.
    Student Applicants: Explain your professional goals and how your interest in the sciences, mathematics, engineering or architecture will contribute towards practical solutions to any particular technological challenge facing Ghana in particular and/or Africa in general.
    Non-Student Applicants: Explain concisely how the outcome of your proposed research or work will be beneficial to the Ghanaian society, its potential for improving the quality of life of Ghanaians and/or its contribution towards the economic growth of Ghana and Africa. Include a detailed statement indicating how the Funds will be utilized as well as a timeline for the milestone expected to be achieved through the use of the Funds.
  3. Resume /Curriculum Vitae
    In not more than 2 pages indicate the following:
  • Education (University, Secondary, Technical Schools attended & degrees/diploma or other certificate received, if any)
  • Professional or other Certification received, or honors awarded
  • Professional Associations/Affiliations
  • Work Experience
  • Technical Publications and/or work, if any
  1. Academic Transcripts or Proof of Admission, if a student
  2. A Letter of Recommendation from individual in supervisory position.
  3. For non-student applicants the Fund is given in a form of grant. Provide a proposed Budget and Justification
  4. Submit Application and all Supporting Documents to
The application deadline is 30th September 2018

Awardees will be notified not later than NOVEMBER 30, 2018

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is a university in Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana. The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology is the public university established in the country, as well as the largest university in Kumasi Metropolis and Ashanti. KNUST has its roots in the plans of the King Asantehene Agyeman Prempeh I to establish a university in Kumasi as part of his drive towards modernization of his Ashanti kingdom.

Application Deadline: 30 September 2018
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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