TEST for GHANA/TEST for AFRICA announces two fully funded Scholarships to be awarded from 2015 onwards at KNUST for undergraduate studies in both Land Economy and Real Estate. These will be made financed thanks to the generosity of two alumni of KNUST, Abdul-Razak Saeed and Dansoaa Siaw-Misa. Saeed is a Trustee of both TEST for AFRICA and TEST for GHANA, and Dansoaa is a Collateral Management Analyst at Ghana Home Loans Ltd.
The Scholarships will be known as Misa & Lardie Scholarship Fund. The fund is the first step towards their joint dream of sponsorship and mentoring students in the pursuit of academic and professional excellence
Worth of Award
TEST for GHANA provides both full and partial scholarships for undergraduate study in a wide spectrum of academic and practical subjects which in the opinion of the local Trustees are best oriented towards the social and economic development needs of their countries and their communities.
- Awards are biased towards females (60:40) from the poorest regions of the countries, for University education (60:40) where appropriate, and are also available to handicapped students. Scholarships are offered to both new and to continuing students, and are reviewed annually against both need and academic performance.
- Scholarships are also not automatically renewed as each year students need to resubmit a renewal form which will be used for a reassessment, trustees can decide to discontinue an award if they are not satisfied with the conduct or academic performance of a beneficiary.
- An award can also be withdrawn if there is reason to believe that the financial circumstance has either changed for the better or was entirely falsified in the first instance. When this happens the student would need to make a refund or serve out the full bond as stipulated in the application form without recourse to any further funding from TEST for Ghana.
- Those scholars graduating with First Class Honours degrees are invited to apply for the Norman & Ivy Lloyd Scholarship at Linacre College, Oxford University which provides full funding for one year’s Master’s degree studies in a subject of their choice.
How to Apply
- You are to download the forms online, via their website or can be obtained from any students financial aid office at all participating Ghanaian public tertiary institutions (Universities and polytechnics).
- Please remember you have to have been accepted by one of the accredited institutions in one of the accepted disciplines, and the form must be submitted to that institution and not to the Trust itself.
- Application forms need to be completed IN FULL, being as detailed as possible. Completed application forms should be submitted to the student financial aid office of the student’s institution or posted to TEST for Ghana through their postal address (TEST for Ghana, C/O Bureau of Ghana Languages, P. O. Box 1851, Accra).
Deadline: All renewals and applications from continuing students should reach TEST for Ghana not later than Tuesday June 30, 2015.
- First year students who are still awaiting their admission letters can submit their application forms directly to TEST for Ghana before Monday August 31, 2015, indicating clearly the institution applied to and that admission letters are yet to be received.
- Due to the large numbers of applications received every year, they are unable to write to each unsuccessful applicant and so if latest by the end of November 2015 you have not received communication from TEST for Ghana, then consider your application not successful in this instance. You can, however, re-apply the next time applications are called for.