Meet the JEQ Foundation 2020 Scholarship Recipients

With the support from our cherished donors, these 2020 scholarship winners are advancing their education at universities throughout Ghana. With your continued donation, they will meet their educational goals and launch successful careers.
 
They are also poised to give back. Each scholarship winner has pledged to contribute after graduation by supporting another Ghanaian student's higher education. 

Their Stories

Millicent Yedu Acquah

Exceeding Expectations 

Millicent is an excellent student who had to delay college entry for a year because of finances. With the help of her aunt, she left her village as a child to attend primary and secondary school in the city of Sunyani. After high school, Millicent far exceeded her college entrance exam requirements, scoring 5 A's and 3 B's in the West African Examination Council tests. Her family then raised funds for her application fee. Now, with the support of JEQ Foundation, Millicent will continue to receive support for her nursing degree at the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ghana (UHAS). 

Thomas Benson

Today’s Academic Achiever, Tomorrow’s Professor 

The enterprising Thomas worked in a Chinese restaurant to help pay for his first-year college costs. Thomas earned honors grades and is now in his second year at the University of Cape Coast, studying Chemistry with a minor in Biology. After he completes his undergraduate studies, he plans to pursue a graduate degree in Industrial Chemistry. With his parents unable to fund his studies, he needs tuition and housing assistance to achieve his dream of becoming a college professor. 

Kudjoe Manfred

Doctor by Design 

At seven years old, Kudjoe’s father suddenly became ill and died. It was then he decided he would one day become a doctor. Kudjoe fostered his dream by studying diligently and represented his high school in math and science quizzes. Now Kudjoe is a second-year honor student at the University of Development Studies. In his spare time, he enjoys volunteering. Through your help, Kudjoe can complete his mission to provide excellent healthcare to his patients as a doctor. 

Seth Agyei Peprah

An Economist In the Making 

Seth is a freshman at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) pursuing a Bachelor of Art in Economics. His goal is to eradicate poverty in Ghana and Africa as a whole. Join us to make Seth's dreams come to pass.

Samuel Enyan

About To Realize Academic Dream

Samuel is a senior at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), studying Economics. I have been faced with so many financial challenges. My father is a taxi driver who earns very little as monthly income. My mother is also a petty trader who also earns little as monthly income. This has really posed a lot of challenges to me in terms of funding my university education. Because of these challenges, I have found it very difficult to fund my academic fees and residential fees at the university. The Quansah family decided to help me fund my university education and have funded every fee. I first got introduced to the JEQ foundation by Professor Joseph Quansah, Co-Founder of the Foundation. He made me apply for the scholarship and I was eventually granted. The foundation has provided me with a laptop that I am using to undertake my project work and is also currently facilitating my studies. All this help has really impacted positively on my academic life. My plan for the future is to pursue a graduate program after my undergraduate education. With this plan, I can positively impact society.

Hildagard Maisha Musah

A Career and a Calling 

Hildagard is a third-year honor student at Takoradi Technical University, working towards her Bachelor of Technology degree in Procurement Management. The COVID-19 pandemic hurt her mother’s small groundnut trading business, reducing her ability to help Hildagard with college costs. After reaching her goal of becoming a procurement manager, Hildagard wants to train young people to handle their finances and consider procurement careers.  

Daniel Walker

Doctoral Ambitions No Longer Delayed 

While Daniel won academic awards and excelled in sports at Ghana Secondary Technical School, financial constraints delayed his college entry for two years. Now he is an eager first-year student at the University of Cape Coast with a long-term goal of medical school. To reach the first milestone on his journey, Daniel needs help with high tuition costs. 

Philip Nii Nortey

Political Honors  

Philip is an honors sophomore at the highly regarded Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, majoring in Political Studies, with a minor in Rural Development. Philip lost his father when quite young, and his family is unable to fund his education. This outstanding student also needs a laptop for his studies.