Fondazione Edu Scholarships Available for Legon Students 2018/2019

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Fondazione Edu is a family foundation specializing in higher education in Africa. It was founded in 2005, to realize the desire of the founders to promote young people’s access to higher education in developing countries namely Africa.

The activities of the Fondazione Edu are designed to foster capacity building in Africa and result in the provision of scholarships for university studies that cover the entire cost of training and the costs associated with it.

Together with the Students Financial Aid Office (SFAO) of University of Ghana, they are accepting 2018/19 applications for the award of the Fondazione Edu scholarship scheme for Level 100 students from areas of need.

The Scholarship will cover tuition, books, as well as room and board, and will be awarded for four years as long as excellent academic standards of at least a B average of 3.00 CGPA continue to be met and need is demonstrated.

Scholarship description

Applications Deadline: Deadline for the submission of the applications is Thursday October 18th, 2018 at 3:00pm.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for level 100 students and continuing science student with CGPA 3.75 and above.

Scholarship Award: Scholarship is awarded up to 4 years.

Study Subject: Any course of your choice.

Nationality: Ghanaians

Eligibility for the scholarship

You are eligible to apply if in addition to UG-SFAO eligibility requirements you:

  1. Are a Level 100 student.
  2. Obtained an aggregate of 14 or better at the WASSCE.
  3. Are able to demonstrate limited family income and/or insufficient funds to cover most or all educational related expenses.
  4. Have the will to succeed (determination, perseverance and success in other pursuits).
  5. Continuing science student with CGPA 3.75 and above (very limited slots).

Application procedure

Download and Submit a completed FE- SFAO FORM AF SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION and the required essays, a copy of your academic records (WASSCE grades) letters of recommendation and supporting need documents.

For enquiries call the Students Financial Aid Office on 020-518-6904/0302- 945-312 or email

The Students Financial Aid Office is located at House No. 11 East Legon – Main Campus behind the College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences and opposite CEGENSA.

Supporting documents

The following are examples of documents that can be used to support this application:

For need:

  • Official pay slip or payroll record of parents/guardians or the applicant.
  • Recent school receipts/ bills of siblings of school going age.
  • Tax return receipts– IRS, VAT, tabletop hawking receipts, etc.
  • Birth Certificates (of siblings).
  • Death Certificate or Burial permit (in case of death of a parent).
  • Pension letter for retired parents/guardians.
  • Bank Statements / Ghana Cocoa Board Farmers Association Passbook.
  • SSNIT contribution statements.
  • Money transfer receipts.
  • National Health Insurance receipts (showing premium paid).
  • Evidence of other dependents of parents/guardians.
  • Any other supporting documents that you believe will assist in the processing, of your application.

For Academic

  • High School Transcripts (Terminal Reports).
  • West African Senior School Certificate Exam Results (WASSCE).
  • University Acceptance Letter.
  • Records regarding achievement tests, academic awards, honors, and substantive assessments by teachers, including letters of recommendation.
  • Confirm that you are not currently receiving support through any other scholarship program.

Note: Science students are encouraged to apply.

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