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 2018/2019 academic session.

The Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship is a partnership between the Jim Ovia Foundation and the Africa-America Institute, to educate young Africans to lead the continent. Through our 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
  • Comprehensive Scholarships:the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship will provide tuition, room and board for undergraduate study.
  • Career Support and Opportunities: Scholarship recipients will receive career counseling and support while still students and also after graduation.
  • AAI Global Alumni Network: Recipients of the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship 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. Scholarship recipients will be connected to this network for potential opportunities, mentorship and the ability to collectively continue towards developing the continent.

To be considered for the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship, students must complete the application process for Ashesi University, including submission of a General Scholarship Form, as detailed on


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

(1) Start Online Application or Paper Application

  • Online Application
  • Paper Application:
    If you prefer to fill a paper application, download and complete the forms below:
    • Download Application Form online
    • Download Scholarship Form online

(2) Pay Applications fee
GHs100 for Ghanaian nationals; $50 for international applicants.

(3) Submit complete applications
By Post:
Admissions Office
Ashesi University College
PMB CT3, Cantonments,
Accra, Ghana

By E-mail
Scan completed application and email to: [email protected]In-Person
Ashesi University College,
1 University Avenue,
Berekuso, Ghana

Deadline: applications deadline varies as follows

  • Early Deadline:
    29th March 2018
  • Regular Deadline:
    28th June 2018
  • Late Deadline:
    23rd August 2018.

Click here for more details and to apply

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