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The Bright Scholarships scheme under the MTN foundation is giving an opportunity to 300 students to further or complete their tertiary level education.
A statement released by the MTN foundation suggests the student or interested applicant have between April 3 and May 3, 2018, to apply and complete all due processes for the scholarship. The scholarship which is believed to run for 3 years will give a hundred scholarships annually.
Clearing the scheme from discrimination, beneficiaries will be selected from all the regions in Ghana. This is the juiciest part — the scholarship will cover tuition, accommodation and a stipend for books and other relevant reading materials.
“The scholarships are open to both senior high school graduates and continuing students in public universities. SHS students are required to have credit passes in six (6) subjects with an overall aggregate of 24 at the WASSCE/SSSCE respectively to quality. Three of the six subjects should be core subjects – English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies and the other three must be in applicant’s respective electives,” the statement said.
It added that continuing students’ applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be involved in extra-curricular activities.
“Qualified applicants can apply through– Scholarships.mtn.com.gh or visit any MTN Service Center for applications forms,” the statement said.
Commenting on the Bright Scholarships, the Acting Corporate Services Executive of MTN, Samuel Koranteng said, “over the years, MTN identified the crucial role funding plays in helping brilliant and needy students to achieve their dreams and aspirations. In view of that, MTN Ghana Foundation makes the conscious efforts to ease that burden by awarding scholarships such as the MTN Bright scholarships to enable these students to complete their education.”
The commencement of the Bright Scholarships is in honour of the promise MTN made to Ghanaians during the commemoration of its 20th Anniversary in 2016.
For over 20 years, the Foundation has awarded over 1000 scholarships to students from basic school to tertiary level.
Aside the Bright Scholarship, MTN Ghana Foundation launched the Teacher Improvement Award Programme in 2015. Since the inception of the programme, 60 teachers have been awarded scholarships to pursue First or Masters’ Degrees at the University of Cape Coast and the University Education, Winneba.
MTN Bright Scholarship falls under education, which is one of the three focus areas of the MTN Ghana Foundation. Since the launch of the MTN Foundation in 2007, the Foundation has invested in over 82 educational projects across the country. Some of these projects include a boys’ dormitory block for Akropong School for the blind, a six-unit classroom block for Kodjonya Millennium School, eight unit dormitory block for Owerriman SHS, a three-unit classroom block for Akatsi, 108 Seater Library at Tsito Senior High School and the provision of over 1000 scholarships for needy but brilliant students across the country.
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