Four beneficiaries of the MTN Bright Scholarship, a game changing initiative of the telecommunications giants, MTN have graduated with 1st class honours during the 53rd Congregation of the University of Cape Coast.
The 4 benefiaries include Samuel Ampiah who offered Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), Elvis Attah, Bachelor of Science, biochemistry, Francis Chempa, Bachelor of science, Information technology and Seth Kofi Pobee who read Bachelor of science, Physician Assistant.
Speaking with Seth Kofi Pobee, one of the beneficiaries after the event, he narrated how the initiative from MTN helped him and his colleagues to successfully complete their respective program.
‘Some of us were paying huge sums of money because of the nature of the program we undertook. I paid in excess of GHs5, 000 every year as school fees, paid GHs3, 000 as hostel fees. MTN, through the Bright Scholarship scheme footed all the bills and gave us monthly stipends of 500. Without any shred of doubt, myself and my colleagues know that the assistance from MTN played a key role in us getting 1st class in our respective programs’ noted Mr Pobee.
The MTN Bright Scholarship was initiated by the MTN Foundation in commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of MTN Ghana.
This initiative is to support 100 brilliant and needy students to complete their tertiary education. 300 scholarship awards have been given over a period of three years. This scholarship covers the cost of Tuition, Accommodation and a Stipend for books and relevant reading materials so far millions of GHC has been expended
For the Last two years, the Foundation has awarded 200 students. This academic year, the Foundation again awarded 100 students in the various public universities across the country, after going through the rigorous process of selection, i.e. interviews.
The application for this years scholarship started from May 1 and ended on June 15, about 1180 students applied online and 184 have been shortlisted for the interviews.
The final 100 successful students selected, come from 21 public universities across the country, namely; Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University of Ghana, University of Cape Coast, University for Development Studies, University of Education-Winneba, University of Mines and Technology, University of Professional Studies-Accra, Takoradi Technical University, Accra Technical University, University of Natural & Energy Resource, University of Health And Allied Sciences, Holy Family Training College, Tamale College of Education, Wesley College of Education, Kumasi, St. John Bosco College of Education, College of Health and Wellbeing Kintampo, OLA college of Education, College of Health Yamfo and Koforidua Technical University, Sunyani Technical University, Nursing and Midwifery Training College-Kpembe.