The MTN Ghana Foundation has opened entries of its “Bright Scholarship Programme”, for interested learners who may need aid to climb on the academic ladder.
The entries which commenced on 1st May is scheduled to end on 31st May 2020.
According to MTN Ghana, the MTN Bright Scholarship is to reduce the financial burden on students by taking care of the cost of tuition, accommodation as well as providing an allowance for books for would-be beneficiaries.
The MTN Ghana Foundation would in this year award 100 scholarships to students in public tertiary institutions throughout the country for 2020/2021 academic year.
The scholarship is opened to first-year and continuing students pursuing first degree programmes in any public tertiary institution in Ghana.
To be eligible for the scholarship prospective applicants in the first year should have credit passes in six subjects with an overall aggregate of 24 at the WASSCE/SSSCE including English Language, Mathematics, and either Integrated Science or Social Studies and three relevant electives.
Meanwhile, continuing students should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and should provide a stamped transcript from their university and prove to be without any academic disciplinary issue.
Again, continuing students must have an interest in extracurricular activities.
The statement recommends interested applicants to visit scholarship.mtn.com.gh for this year’s application process, which would only be online.
The Corporate Services Executive of MTN, Mr. Samuel Koranteng said “Funding of tertiary education has become very challenging for needy and brilliant students. The support provided by the MTN Ghana Foundation has helped many beneficiaries to achieve their dreams of completing their tertiary education.”
The commencement of MTN Bright Scholarship in 2018 was in fulfillment of a promise MTN made to Ghanaians during the commemoration of its 20th Anniversary in 2016.
In keeping the promise, the MTN Ghana Foundation has over a 12 year period awarded over 1000 scholarships to students from basic school to the tertiary level.
Also, since the launch of the MTN Ghana Teacher Improvement Award programme in 2015, it had helped about 60 Ghanaian teachers awarded scholarships to pursue a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at the University of Cape Coast and University of Education, Winneba.