UDS Educational Pathways International Scholarship For 2023/2024

Educational Pathways International is a foundation that offers four-year scholarships for brilliant but needy students to enable them to pursue University education in their own country.
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The scholarship is open to brilliant but needy undergraduate (excluding final year) students of UDS reading full-time programmes.

Scholarship Benefits

As a scholarship recipient, you will receive full support for your tuition, books, feeding, and accommodation during your tertiary education. This is conditional on the following:

  • That you are not currently receiving support through any other scholarship program and pledge not to accept any other scholarship while in the EPI program.
  • That you maintain satisfactory academic progress with a minimum B average
    throughout your university program.
  • That, during non-school periods, you work in a company-sponsored internship
    program or do community service within Ghana. This includes mentorship and
    guidance regarding the importance of education to the youth in your home
    community.
  • That you keep EPI informed of your contact information and academic progress
    and to prepare required reports as may be requested.
  • That is the course of time, when and if possible, you consider contributing to EPI
    to help other needy students obtain their university education.
  • That you allow your name to be published in association with this program and any related sponsors.

How to Apply

EPI offers University scholarships to Ghanaian students of great financial need who, on the basis of academic achievement, intelligence, personal recommendations, and other supporting materials, can be considered “gifted”.

EPI accepts applications from students accepted and registered at the University of
Ghana, Accra, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, and the University for Development Studies (UDS), Tamale. Prospective candidates are required to visit the UDS International office at the start of the first trimester to see if they qualify.

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Scholarships are highly competitive and require the submission of a formal application which includes written essays describing why the applicant feels he/she should be considered for the program and how upon graduation he/she will make a difference within his or her home country.

Finalists are interviewed by a panel consisting of EPI staff and personnel from UDS after initial scrutiny and rigorous selection exercise of shortlisted candidates. Candidates who do not provide authentic information will be disqualified. Awards are granted once a year in the first trimester.

The scholarships are designed for high achievers (Gifted Student) who are highly in
need.

The scholarship covers tuition, books, feeding, and accommodation. An excellent
academic standards of at least a ‘B’ CGPA (3.0 GPA) continue to be met.

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • Are a level 100 student of UDS.
  • Reside in an impoverished part of the country.
  • Attended a less endowed school (GES approved)
  • Are able to demonstrate limited family income and/or insufficient funds to cover most or all educational related expenses.
  • Have the will to succeed (determination, perseverance and success in other pursuits)
  • Obtained an aggregate of 11 or better at the WASSCE
  • A female continuing student with CGPA of 3.7 (limited slot)
  • Confirm that you are not currently receiving support through any other scholarship program and pledge not to accept any other scholarship while in the EPI program.
  • Are upon graduation, willing to work for a minimum of two years in Ghana.
  • Will during no-school periods, work in a company as an internship or do community service within Ghana.
  • Are a gifted child.

Submit a completed SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION and:

  • Three (3) written essays which are (i) Describe your academic and
    career goals. How will your studies contribute to your future career?
    (ii) Describe why you feel you qualify for this scholarship. (iii) How do
    you expect, upon graduation that you will help in the future
    development of Ghana?
  • University Statement of Results
  • High School Transcripts (Terminal Reports)
  •  West African Senior School Certificate Exam (WASSCE) Results
  • University Acceptance Letter
  • Proof of registration (Level 100 students)
  • Records regarding achievement tests, academic awards, honors,
    and substantive assessments by teachers, including letters of
    recommendation.
  • Documents to substantiate your need.
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Selection Process

The following selection criteria are used when considering candidates for the Educational Pathways International Program:

  •  Academic achievement and intelligence (including grades and achievement test,
    academic awards and honors, substantive assessments by teachers, including
    letters of recommendation, as well as possession of a high number of characteristics outlined in the Educational Pathways International gifted children definition.
  • Unmet financial need (limited family income and/or insufficient funds to cover most or all educational-related expenses)
  • The will to succeed (determination, perseverance, and success in other pursuits)
  • Submission of three essays describing why this individual feels he/she should be
    considered for the program and how upon graduation he/she will make a difference within his or her country of residence.
  •  Acceptance in an accredited approved institution of higher learning.

What is a Gifted Child?

The gifted child is defined as one with exceptional promise, application, deportment, and character that exhibits high intellectual capacity, curiosity, academic aptitude, and creative ability. Some general characteristics include:

  •  Shows superior reasoning powers and marked ability to handle ideas; can
    generalize readily from specific facts and can see subtle relationship; has
    outstanding problem-solving ability.
  • Shows persistent intellectual curiosity; asks searching question; shown
    exceptional interest in the nature of man and the universe.
  • Has a wide range of interests, often of an intellectual kind; develops one or more
    interests to a considerable depth.
  • Is markedly superior in quality and quantity of written and/or spoken vocabulary; is interested in the subtleties of words and their uses.
  •  Reads and absorbs books well beyond his or her years.
  • Learns quickly and easily and retains what is learned; recalls important details,
    concepts and principles.
  •  Shown insight into arithmetical problems that require careful reasoning and is able grasps mathematical concepts readily.
  •  Shown creative or imaginative ability
  • Sustains concentration for lengthy periods and shows outstanding responsibility and independence in classroom work.
  • Sets realistically high standards for self; is self-critical in evaluating and correcting his or her own efforts.
  • Shows initiative and originality in intellectual work; shown flexibility in thinking and considers problems from a number of viewpoints.
  • Observes keenly and is responsive to new ideas.
  • Shows social poise and an ability to communicate with adults in a mature way.
  • Gets excitement and pleasure from an intellectual challenge; shows an alert and
    a subtle sense of humor.

CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSION:  Monday January 31, 2024.

PLEASE NOTE: No applications would be accepted after the deadline.

The details are in the link below:

EPI Scholarship for 2023/2024 Academic Year

For enquiries call the Directorate of International Relations and Advancement (DIRA) on 0372095761 or send e-mail to [email protected]

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