Ghana Cultural Ambassador Scholarship

To mark a decade of service to the community, the Ghanaian Women’s Association of Georgia is launching an annual scholarship to female students of Ghanaian descent resident in the State of Georgia. The purpose of the award is to honor students who can demonstrate potential to use entrepreneurship as a way to promote the Ghanaian culture and community development.
We are now accepting applications for 2018!

Who is Eligible to Apply:

  • Age: 18-22
  • Ethnicity: African and/or African American of Ghanaian descent
  • Gender: Female
  • Residency: State of Georgia
  • Award Amount: $500.00
  • Frequency: Yearly
  • No. of Awards: 2
  • Renewable: No

2018 Forms & Deadlines:

The 2018 award will be presented during the Ghanaian Women's Association of Georgia's 10th Anniversary celebration on December 16, 2017, at 5:00 p.m.


Open: October 1
Deadline: November, 17
Decision: November 30

How to Enter:

Complete an application form and submit it together with a 2-page typed essay, double-spaced (only), on why you qualify as a cultural ambassador. Any essay less than two pages or more than two pages will be rejected.

• Provide two(2) references – one from each of the following sources:
o An organization that you belong to or allows you to participate in community service
o A teacher, administrator, counselor, professor, dean at your current institution who can vouch for your character and educational goals

Send all entries to by the given deadline. Applications received later than that will not be considered.

Essay Topic
Choose one of the two topics below:
1. How I can uplift and promote the Ghanaian culture in the Diaspora through entrepreneurship.
2. The role of female Ghanaian entrepreneurs in community development

Very Important: Ideas expressed in the essay MUST be your own original ideas and not plagiarized. In fairness to other applicants, Plagiarism Checker will be used to validate your work.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a tertiary educational institution or be in 12th Grade at a High School in order to apply.