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EQUAL EDUCATION FOR ALL: EDUCATION IS A RIGHT AND NOT A PRIVILEGE

Ghanalinx is passionately dedicated to motivating the Ghanaian youth in pursuing post-secondary education. The high-school drop-out rates amongst the Ghanaian community in the greater Toronto area are rising and research demonstrates that the main causes are: poor socioeconomic status amongst the Ghanaian community and financial instability. In essence, there is a severe lack of funding, knowledge and encouragement to pursue post-secondary education. Education is a right; financial or socioeconomic status should NOT be considered as a factor in determining which person can receive higher education.

As a result, we felt it was necessary to provide an education endowment to students who are entering post-secondary education, students that have already entered, and students that are completing a postgraduate degree. This scholarship is to reward those who excel in their programs and inspire others to achieve excellent academic status. We passionately believe this will promote the fact that education is a key to a successful career and life. Most importantly, it will inspire other youth to pursue post secondary education and “dream big”.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

University Scholarships

1. Entry Level Scholarship: awarded to one Ghanaian male or female high-school student accepted into an OUAC recognized university within a year of receiving their O.S.S.D. Applicants must have an average of over 80% in their top six university level courses to be reviewed.

2. Undergraduate Scholarship: awarded to one full time undergraduate student (student currently completing bachelor’s degree) with a GPA of at least 3.00.

College Scholarships

1. Entry Level: awarded to one Ghanaian male or female high school student accepted into an OCAS recognized college within a year of receiving their O.S.S.D. Applicants must have an average of over 80% in their top six college/mix level courses to be reviewed.

2. Undergraduate Scholarship: awarded to one full time undergraduate student with a GPA of at least 3.00.

Kwame Nkrumah Scholarship

One Ghanaian male or female who has completed a bachelor’s degree in an OUAC recognized university. The applicant must be accepted and will be attending/currently attending a Canadian university in order to complete a postgraduate or doctoral degree during the present year.

Kofi Annan Scholarship

One Ghanaian male or female accepted to an OUAC recognized university or OCAS recognized college with MATURE STUDENT STATUS (over 21 years of age). Applicants for this award must demonstrate their financial need, the reason for pursuing post-secondary education and any obstacles they may have overcome (ex. Teen pregnancy, criminal involvement, immigration etc.

APPLICATION & DOCUMENTATION IS DUE BY FRIDAY, JULY 17TH, 2009 AT 9:00PM AND CAN BE SUBMITTED VIA:  EMAIL TO: GHANALINX@GMAIL.COM