KGL Foundation Scholarship
mission of KGL Foundation Scholarship is to provide, through the award of
scholarships and other educational program development, the recognition of,
assistance to and encouragement of students with outstanding potential for long
range contribution to the development of our society.
scope of this program is not limited to programme as the overall approach of
the program is to recognize as many outstanding students, especially women and
other marginalised and disadvantaged groups. By recognizing and supporting
student and academic excellence, this program can significantly contribute to
the development of brilliant individuals in their academic pursuit and career
you need to Know about the KGL Foundation Scholarship for Education
KGL Foundation runs an educational scholarship for students in the formal and
informal sectors of education. For both formal and informal education, our
scholarships cover tuition, boarding and stipends for students at the basic,
secondary and tertiary or vocational levels of education in Ghana. Once a while,
we provide scholarship support for exceptionally brilliant students who have
gained admission to study programmes in international universities. These academic
programmes are programmes not offered in or by Ghanaian universities.
for Application of Scholarships
scholarship support is offered twice annually - September and February – and
subject to the availability of funds. All applications received before these
dates will only be considered during the stated opening period.
applicants must submit an essay stating why they are applying for the
scholarship and why they must be awarded the scholarship. They must indicate
the type of scholarship they are applying for, state the amount required and
must in the essay must indicate how the scholarship will benefit and improve
their lives, their society and the country at large. They must also share
results of their academic performance and letter of admission from the
institution of study. Sharing of this information does not however, guarantee an
award of a scholarship. Also, applicants must submit a curriculum vitae. The
essay should be no more than two pages.
will be shortlisted based on our satisfaction with previous academic
performance and the content of the letter of application. Shortlisted applicants
will be invited for an interview to determine whether they qualify for the
note that each application is ranked on its own merit in the context of the
academic level of the applicant. The key criterion in evaluation and ranking
applications is the prospect for long-term contribution that the granting of an
award will make to society. Financial need may be considered as a criterion but
not the only need. An applicant’s gender, citizenship, nationality, national
origin, religion, and ethnicity may or may not be used as criteria to rank a
scholarship applicant. Applicants should be not be an immediate family member
of any staff of the KGL Group.
for New Admissions to a Domestic University
Admission to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree program offered by a private
or public University in Ghana
Student must have at least credits
(A1 - C6 in WASSCE) in English, Core Mathematics and Integrated Science (for science
applicants) or Social Studies (for non-Science applicants) and three elective
subjects in General Arts/Business/Science/ Vocational, with a total aggregate
not exceeding 30.
Student has not enrolled in any undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme
previous to commencing at the University;
continuing students, the student must have a GPA of at least a 3.0.
If the award is a renewable amount that’s paid out annually, as opposed to a
one-time award, the student must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA annually or be at risk
of forfeiting any future funds.
for International Students (Limited Opening)
is a limited opening and rarely offered except in special circumstances.
Applicants requiring the Foundation to support studies in international
universities must first
proof of admission to the institute of study abroad
proof that the selected programme of choice is not offered in any Ghanaian
university and write an essay no more than two pages on how the programme will
be very beneficial to the country.
The Foundation will only consider such
applications on case-by-case basis.
applicants will have their scholarships processed and paid within a period of
22 working days following a successful interview. All successful applicants
will be written to within a maximum of 5 working days after they have been
interviewed to be informed of the status of their application.
Role in Scholarship Process
staff of the KGL Foundation has any direct influence on the scholarship
process. Applicants must not harass or write to staff for favours regarding a
scholarship. We would not tolerate harassment for scholarships through social
media handles of any staff. Doing so will mean an automatic disqualification
from the process. A member of the Scholarships Selection Committee may refrain
from reviewing a particular candidate due to any self-perceived conflict of
interest or unbiased evaluation. The Committee shall be notified of such and
the following calculations will be modified to reflect the appropriate number
of reviewers. All applications and enquiries about the KGL Foundation
scholarship must go through the appropriate channel [email protected]
and Conditions of Scholarships
are awarded for one academic year except in exceptional cases determined by the
scholarship committee. All applicants will sign a contract and must be willing
to support the Foundation’s outreach activities when called on to support the
activities if or when it is happening close to their institution of study
except when they are genuinely unable to do so. Proof will be required for
students who want to be exempted during these periodic moments. For students
who are awarded scholarships to study in international universities, they must
return to their home country two years after completion of academic studies
otherwise, they must be willing to refund the entire amount spent on their
studies within a period of two years following the date of completion of
applications for support will be treated as new and previously successful
applicants who wish to be have their scholarships renewed must send results of
their academic performance for the year the KGL Foundation scholarship was