Can I get a scholarship as a student while being still in Senior High School in Ghana?
Absolutely! There are various scholarships available to high school students in Ghana. For example, the GETFund Scholarship is open to all Ghanaian students who have completed Senior High School and are pursuing a higher education course (diploma/degree) in any accredited university or tertiary institution within or outside the country. It provides both full tuition and part-tuition awards depending on applicant eligibility requirements.
Additionally, there are numerous scholarship opportunities sponsored by government ministries, industries and international organizations such as USAID’s Education Program for West Africa Regional Universities Support Initiative (ERUSI) which is currently offering over 250 undergraduate & postgraduate scholarships annually to deserving applicants from West African countries – including Ghana. The ERUSI Scholarships come with free tuition fees as well as additional support ranging from living expenses to health insurance coverage.
Apart from these large scale initiatives, individual schools also offer several private scholarships aimed at talented high school students that can cover tuition fees partially or wholly depending on their preferences & capability. These include those offered by University of Cape Coast where you get attractive discounts if your academic performance is outstanding during your time in Senior High School.
Also available are competitive scholarship programs like Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research nationwide Graduate fellowship program which awards fellowships each year for studies leading up to a doctoral degree at universities abroad or in Ghana upon completion of an MPhil degree program at NMIMR‐UPSA after successfully enrolling in and being accepted into any one of the MPhil programmes run by it . To be eligible for this award you will need good grades and a strong background in research projects at senior high school level while demonstrating leadership potentials since the fellowship covers study costs only but no living allowance nor other support aside from Tuition Fee Awards under special consideration given out twice yearly based on merit points earned throughout your career progression within NMIMIR-UPSA after gaining admission into it’s Doctoral Programme .
In conclusion , getting access to scholarship funds does not have too much limitations whether one is still enrolled in Senior High School or has already graduated ; taking advantage of these numerous existing opportunities affords most eligible young people the chance of realizing their dreams irrespective of financial constraints as long they can meet stated criteria guiding eligibility requirements alongside having good academic merit points before applying.