Eight Ashesi students, in January this year, were awarded the “Lee Nusich Scholarship” by the Naa Amerley Palm Education (NAPE) Foundation. The students are Esther Nipaa Osei ’10, Selase Kwamuar ’10, Emmanuel Gyane ’11, Francis Asante ’11, Afua Serwaa Biney ’11, Henry Cleland ’11, John Benson ’12 and Samuel Kwadwo Obeng ’12.

Scholarship recipient, Afua Serwa Biney, speaking on behalf of her colleagues, described what this means to the selected students. “We are grateful for this scholarship. It’s a great motivation as it goes to show that hard work always pays.” To qualify for a scholarship, an applicant must hold a minimum GPA requirement of 2.50 and show a monetary need as well.

The NAPE Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon with a subsidiary in Accra, Ghana. The Foundation seeks to promote higher educational opportunities among Ghanaians by providing scholarships for students to attend High Schools and Universities. The NAPE Foundation also supports students to enrol on-line degree programs at accredited American Universities. The Foundation’s involvement in promoting higher education among Ghanaian youth is its way of giving back to the home country of its Founder and President, Peter Carlos Okantey. For more information about the NAPE Foundation, please visit www.napefoundation.org.