YAF Ghana scholarship workshops and mentorship programs are designed to equip low-income students with information about the various scholarship opportunities available in Ghana and abroad.
Since 2017, our workshops have reached over 10,000 students in 50 different schools across the country. Of this number, 70% are girls. In addition, our network of volunteers and mentors has also grown from 10 to 60 in just three years.
As YAF Ghana continues to grow, we hope to strengthen our partnerships with EducationUSA, the Ghana Scholarship Secretariat, and the Ghana Ministry of Education to enable us to reach more students through our workshops. By the end of 2021, we hope to reach additional 5,000 students in both the northern and southern parts of Ghana.
YAF Ghana empowers high school graduates from under-resourced communities to complete college and become agents of change in their communities.
Since 2017, YAFGhana has enrolled and matriculated 32 scholars. Below are just a handful of colleges our YAFGhana scholars are currently enrolled in:
- Harvard College (2)
- Princeton University (2)
- Cornell University (3)
- New York University (5)
- Yale College (1)
- Dartmouth College (1)
- Northwestern University (1)
- Duke University (1)
- Tufts University (1)
- UNC-Chapel Hill (2)
- Pomona College (1)
- Amherst College (1)
- University of Richmond (1)
- Colby College (1)
- University of Wisconsin-Madison (1)
- Gustavus Adolphus College (1)
- Alcorn State University (1)
- Ashesi University (2)
- Michigan State University (1)
- Louisiana State University (1)
YAF Ghana has secured over $8 million in merit and need-based financial aid for its scholars since the inception of the program in 2017.