The Scholarship, Leadership & Citizenship Award is given on an annual basis to graduates who have lived out Ashesi’s core values during their time at the university. The award is presented by the President of the University, and students who receive the award are those that have contributed in outstanding ways to Ashesi’s mission, and have had a strong impact on the Ashesi Community. This is the highest award a student can receive at Ashesi.
George Sylvanus Niikoi Neequaye '14
George is virtually a powerhouse that never shuts down. Jack Welsh, former general manager of General Electric, said that positive energy is a key characteristic every great leader must have, and this recipient has it.
He has been an exemplary Ashesi ambassador throughout his time here. He spearheaded and helped sustain the Berekuso Student Scholarship scheme and the ASC Scholarship Fund. He started the Ashesi chapter for the Pencils of Promise organization, which put up a school for children in the rural area in the Volta Region. He even found the time to represent Ashesi and Ghana during a Semester at Sea program, where he shared our culture with people from around the world.
Making the time to do this while working part-time as a model for Heel the World and Afrochic and serving on the Ashesi Student Council, is no mean feat. When we take into account his academic record as a computer science student and his continuous engagement with our community, we recognize that he has been extra-ordinary.
Our exceptional volunteer, ambassador, and citizen.
Ruweidatu Salifu '14
Ruweidatu is our ‘behind the scenes’ heroine who exudes Ashesi values.
She has been quietly excellent, and a proper lady in every sense of the word. Meticulous and organized, everyone knows that once she is in charge of something, you can go to sleep assured that it will get done properly. Diligent and dedicated, committed and thorough.
Her time on the Ashesi Student Council was marked with efficiency, culminating in a wonderful Ubora event which made the entire Ashesi community beam with pride. As much as it was a team effort, she led her team, displaying the finest management skills; all for one of the best possible causes on campus. Look out for her, as she is one of the students we expect great things from in years to come.
She is also one of the most creative individuals on campus; her paintings and photography attest to this. She has a great appreciation for the arts, and helped to build this culture in Ashesi in a myriad of ways; most notably through the annual A4-Idea talks, where students are given a platform to present their own ideas and express themselves. She is a model student who never rests on her laurels. She frequented the writing centre, determined to improve her communication skills, believing that excellence is a continuous process.
Francis Delali Vorgbe '14
Francis lives by the axiom ‘Work Hard, Play Hard’. A member of this year’s league winners, Walabele football club, he also played basketball and moved audiences with his spoken word performances during Floetry nights. He has been a dedicated, responsible and responsive student, whose desire to whip up enthusiasm for campus life and scholarly pursuits has been as contagious as his smile.
This student was exceptionally bullish on participating in and growing Ashesi’s proud traditions; championing the university’s Honor Code system throughout his time here and always involving himself in our ASC Week Celebrations. Crazy Day will never be the same without him or his classmates.
He was fortunate to present his thesis in front of learned professionals in his field during the Mobile Web Congress in Dakar, Senegal, as a humble and willing servant of our community. As a mentor and a tutor, he often encouraged current and prospective Ashesi students to believe that they and their projects could succeed. This is an Ashesi leader who not only planted the ‘can-do’ seed in others but empowered them with the tools to achieve their goals whenever he could.