The Volta River Authority (VRA), the managers of the Akosombo Dam and Ghana’s electricity producer, has opened applications to its Community Development Programme (CDP) Scholarship Scheme, aimed at providing a tertiary education for brilliant but needy students within the Authority’s impacted communities.
The scholarship scheme forms part of the Authority’s corporate social responsibility and targets non-fee-paying tertiary students who are indigenes of communities within its operational areas.
All students who obtained between aggregates 6 and 24 at the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) levels are eligible to apply.
A statement announcing the opening of the scholarship indicated that it will cover academic user fees, SRC dues, and hostel fees for beneficiaries.
Below Is VRA’s Full Statement.
The Volta River Authority (VRA), as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, provides financial support to brilliant but needy students within the Authority’s impacted communities under our Community Development Programme (CDP) Scholarship Scheme.
Based on the above, the VRA would be grateful if you could give us names of students who have qualified for the 2023/2024 Academic year and gained admission into any Public Tertiary Institution as a regular non-fee paying student.
Emphasis on the selection would be based on the criteria provided below for the most brilliant but needy student.
The Criteria Is As Follows:
. The student must be a native of the impacted community.
. The student should have attended a public basic school in the impacted community.
. The student must have obtained between aggregates 6-24 at the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) levels.
. He or she must have gained admission into a public tertiary institution in the country as a regular non-fee paying student.
. The student must attach copies of the admission letter, basic education, and senior high school certificates.
The selected student would benefit for support at the tertiary level for hostel, Student Representative Council, and academic user fees.
Please Note That Emphasis Of The Awards Is On Brilliant But Needy.
Potential applicants are to visit the CSR page under www.vra.com to download the scholarship application forms. The completed application form and the additional relevant document must be submitted to the Community Relations Office in Akosombo. Please be informed that the deadline for submission of applications is on January 15, 2024.