Ghana Cultural Ambassador Scholarship

The Ghanaian Women’s Association of Georgia launched the annual Ghana Cultural Ambassador Scholarship as part of its 10th-anniversary celebrations held in December 2017. The purpose of the award is to honor female students of Ghanaian descent who are resident in the state of Georgia, and who can demonstrate their potential to use entrepreneurship as a way to promote the Ghanaian culture, as well as community development.
We are now accepting applications for 2020!

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

2020 Forms & Deadlines:

The 2020 award will be presented during the Ghanaian Women's Association of Georgia's end of year celebration on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.


Deadlines

Open: November 1, 2019
Deadline: November, 30, 2019
Decision: December 6, 2019

How to Enter:


Complete an application form and submit it together with a 2-paged (Times New Roman, 12-font, typed, and double-spaced) essay, 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 which 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 secretary@ghanawomen.org 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.