MTN Ghana Foundation gives scholarship to 100 STEM students

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In order to support needy and talented students in public tertiary institutions and vocational training schools, Ghana’s Telecommunications giant MTN Ghana has awarded 100 brilliants but deserving students full scholarships each to pursue their tertiary education across the country under the Bright Scholarship Award, dubbed “Bright Scholarship Reloaded.”

The guest speaker for the program that was held at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Law Faculty Auditorium, Mr Sam Koranteng who is a board member of the MTN Ghana Foundation said they got 1600 applications from all around the nation, of which 200 were shortlisted for interviews and 100 were chosen to win the scholarship.

Out of the 100 students that were chosen, 62 were male, 38 were female, and three were students with disabilities studying courses in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths).

According to him the MTN Bright Foundation’s corporate social responsibility includes the scholarship program.

“More than four million Ghanaians have benefited from investments made by the MTN Ghana Foundation throughout the years and MTN ambition for 2025 is to spend US$15 million in areas like education, health, and economic empowerment as part of our cooperate social responsibility” Mr Koranteng stated.

Presenting the scholarship to the students, Mr Koranteng said the Foundation has helped to shaped the future of so many less privilege but brilliant students in the country.

“Out of the 119 beneficiary students who graduated recently 82 got 1st Class and 24 received various awards”.

The MTN Ghana Foundation introduced the MTN Bright Scholarship in 2018, and it has now been enhanced with the MTN Bright Scholarship Reloaded.

The initiative is designed to provide financial aid to 300 students.

According to Sam Koranteng, beneficiaries were selected from all 16 regions, with special consideration given to students from the six newly-created regions of Bono East, Ahafo, North East, Savannah, Western North, and Oti.

The scholarship package includes tuition, housing reimbursement, a semester stipend of GHC1,150, and a laptop computer for educational purposes.

Background

The second Bright Scholarship Award, branded “Bright Scholarship Reloaded,” was introduced by the MTN Ghana Foundation to aid deserving and talented students enrolled in public tertiary institutions and vocational training programs.

The MTN Bright Scholarship, which debuted in 2018, has been improved with MTN Bright Scholarship Reloaded.

The program is designed to help students with their financial obligations.

The scholarships will pay for the cost of the student’s tuition, housing, stipend, and laptop.

100 scholarships will be given away annually by the Foundation for three years, from 2020 through 2024.

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com/Louis Gyamerah

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