A Ghanaian student is among more than 6,500 students from the US and other parts of the world who have been awarded various scholarships to study at the University of Kansas (KU) in the United States of America.
The student, Kenneth Shelton Aikins of Cape Coast will join the University for the 2008/09 academic year to pursue a Master of Arts in African Studies.
The total sum of the scholarship estimated at $29. 6 million is privately funded. And this year’s scholarship is an increase of $1.9 million over the 2007/08 academic year in which students of the university received $27.7 million in scholarships, fellowships and awards.
University of Kansas has so far offered 8, 555 scholarships for the current academic year. Some students receive more than one scholarship. KU divides many scholarships between the fall and spring semesters, and there are some students who receive scholarships for the summer tem as well.
The money for the scholarship is raised from private contrubutions to the KU Endowment.
Recipients of this year’s awards represent 103 of the 105 counties in Kansas, 45 other states and Puerto Rico and 45 other countries including Ghana.
By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi