The Vice Chancellor’s Endowment Fund (VCEF) is pleased to announce to the general public that the Fund is receiving applications for scholarships from suitable fresh and continuing undergraduate students of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) for the 2019/2020 academic year. The application is opened from Monday August 12, 2019 – Friday August 30, 2019 by 5:00 pm Ghana time.
Background of VCEF
Established by the University of Professional Studies, Accra, the VCEF receives donations from the university community and third parties.
Scholarship Award Scheme
The scholarship award packages shall be in two categories: Full Scholarship (covering tuition fees, miscellaneous university-approved charges, hostel accommodation, stipend for books and study materials) and Partial Scholarship (covering tuition fees, miscellaneous university-approved charges).
Scope of the Scholarship Award Scheme
The Scholarship Scheme, under the VCEF, is targeted at prospective and continuing students of University’s undergraduate programmes and any other course of study as the Board of Trustees shall approve.
The Scholarships are mainly for Ghanaian students. Scholarships are not automatically renewed annually.
They are reviewed yearly against both need and academic performance.
Demonstration of limited family income and/or insufficient funds to cover most or all educational related expenses.
Must have performed creditably though they attended less-endowed GES- approved schools. Scholarships will be awarded to bright and financially needy students.
An award can also be withdrawn if there is reason to believe that the financial circumstance either has changed for the better or was entirely falsified in the first instance.
If a falsification is detected, the student will make a refund or serve out the full bond as stipulated in the application form without recourse to any further funding from UPSA.
A prospective or current student of UPSA · Awards are biased towards needy females (60:40) A student is eligible if he/she satisfies most of the following: Eligibility Criteria · Awards are available for the needy marginalized and talented student.
Demonstration of willingness to succeed (determination, perseverance and success). How to Apply · Completed scholarship application form (available at West African Senior School Certificate Exam Results (WASSCE) or any relevant entry qualifications ·
University Acceptance or Admission Letter
Obtained an aggregate of 11 or better at the WASSCE or an equivalent examination
Willingness to work for five years in Ghana after graduation
A gifted or bright person, not currently receiving support through any other scholarship program and pledge not to accept any other scholarship unless permitted to do so by the Awards Committee.
Maintains an excellent academic standard of at least a B CGPA (3.0 GPA) for a continuing student.
Records regarding achievement tests, academic awards, honours, and substantive assessments by teachers, including letters of recommendation.
Completed Guarantor’s form Hard copies of document should be addressed to: University of Professional Studies, Accra Legon – Accra Shortlisted applications will be reviewed by a Selection Panel and invited for an interview.
The Panel will take into account factors as follows: Communication and interpersonal skills; and Fairness and Transparency
The Selection Panel is required to be totally fair and transparent in recommending awards and to maintain confidence in the handling and processing of applications.