As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, MTN Ghana has awarded the first set of 100 beneficiaries of the MTN Bright Scholarship Award to give brilliant but needy students the opportunity to go through tertiary education.
The worth of the scholarship covers their tuition fees, accommodation, and a stipend of GHC500, per semester, which caters for books and other learning materials.
Receipients, including 10 persons with disability, thronged the Headquarters of MTN with their parents to receive their first stipend of GHC500 as well an official congratulation from CEO of MTN, Selorm Adadevoh, for winning the scholarship award.
The MTN BRIGHT scholarship Award seeks to support a total of 300 brilliant but needy students on annual basis. This means that every year a group of 100 students will benefit from the award for the next two years.
Over 1,500 students applied for the award scheme but only 100 made it to the top after strict scrutiny by the panel of judges and the commitment level of the applicants. However only 305 females, which constitutes 26% of the total applicants, were female.
MTN Bright scholarship Award Project Team comprises cross functional teams from MTN Ghana Foundation, Corporate Communications and Marketing Regional teams.
Selorm Adadevoh said aside the excitement, his outfit expects three basic requirements which are good leadership skills, integrity, and the can do spirit while adding that the scholarship does not end after the school but the student should act as social changers and challenge the status quo.