Ashesi University College in Ghana invites applications for the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship open to citizens of an African country, residing in Africa for the 2022/2023 academic session.

The scholarship is a partnership between the Jim Ovia Foundation and the Africa-America Institute, to educate young Africans to lead the continent. Through its university partners, the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship will provide comprehensive scholarships to select high achieving students, from under-resourced backgrounds, a full education that will provide them with the necessary skills for a dynamic and innovation-driven career.

This scholarship is made possible through the generous philanthropy of the Jim Ovia Foundation and is currently offered through Ashesi University.


Worth of Award

The Scholarship will provide the following benefits:

  • Comprehensive Scholarships: the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship will provide tuition, room, and board for undergraduate study at Ashesi.
  • Career Support and Opportunities: Scholarship recipients will receive career counseling and support while still students and also after graduation.
  • AAI Global Alumni Network: Recipients will graduate into one of the most prestigious alumni networks. AAI Alumni include prominent leaders in many sectors around Africa and the Globe and includes two sitting Presidents. Recipients will be connected to this network for potential opportunities, mentorship, and the ability to collectively continue towards developing the continent.


Students must also meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a citizen of an African country, residing in Africa
  • Exhibit strong academic record and penchant for high-achievement
  • Demonstrate a Financial Need
  • Present an active record of youth leadership within his/her community

How to Apply

To be considered for the scholarship, students must complete the application and scholarship process detailed here:

Deadline: Applications are currently ongoing.


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