Empowered Dreams: Student Stories of Academic Success Through UG Students Financial Aid Scholarships

In a world where financial constraints frequently impede access to education, the University of Ghana, through the Student Financial Aid Office (SFAO) has over the years offered hope and lighted the paths to academic success for students in need. Welcome to a compilation of feature articles highlighting the remarkable tales of beneficiaries of various financial aid schemes in the University, who recently graduated with high FGPAs.

Within these pages, you'll find stories of tenacity, determination and triumph as students share their experiences overcoming financial barriers to pursue their academic goals.

Please click on the links accompanying the write ups below for the full stories:


The Resilience of Okpeseh Abraham 

Okpeseh Abraham

In the serene town of Dawhenya, within the Ningo-Prampram district of Ghana, a young man named Okpeseh Abraham emerged. He is a gentleman from humble beginnings, facing life's challenges with resilience, determination and an unwavering spirit. Today, his story serves as an inspiring testament to the transformative power of education and the impact of financial aid. Read more 


Defying Odds and Soaring to New Heights in STEM

Patience Naa Ameley Armah

Born and raised in Mpoase, Patience harbored childhood dreams of becoming a Surgeon, ignited by the inspiring tales of medical feats showcased on a television program called "The Health Line." However, fate had different plans for her when she was admitted to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Ghana. Despite initial uncertainty about this unfamiliar field, Patience embraced the opportunity with unwavering determination, driven by the desire to be an inspiration of change for young women in male-dominated fields. Read more


A Tale of Triumph over Tragedy through Education

Hendricks Afari Asare

From the onset of his university journey, Hendricks set his sights on a combined major degree in English and Psychology. Driven by his passion for writing and literature, he embraced English, while his natural inclination to be a listener, advisor, and confidant inspired his pursuit of Psychology as a professional calling. Read more 


Defying Odds and Championing Change for Needy Students – The Belinda Mensah Story

Belinda Mensah

A graduate of Tema Methodist Day Senior High School, Belinda excelled with an impressive aggregate of 11. When the time came for her to pursue higher education at the University of Ghana, Belinda faced financial uncertainties.  Fueled by her passion for Political Science and English, she not only pursued her studies diligently at UG but also became a beacon of support for her peers. Read more


From Financial Struggle to Academic Triumph

Peter Sasu 

Now a Teaching Assistant in the esteemed Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Ghana, Peter sees his role as not just imparting knowledge, but contributing in creating an environment of intellectual exchange and growth. His aspirations stretch beyond being a Statistician. He envisions himself as a thought leader, a strategist, and a catalyst for positive change in the field of Economics. Read more


A Tale of Triumph over Adversity through Financial Aid 

Doris Dadzie

Awarded the EPI scholarship for four years, Doris found not only financial support but also a platform for mentorship and networking. The exposure to experienced professionals and scholars through EPI internships and campus meetings broadened her perspectives, bridging the gap between theoretical concepts and real-world applications. Read more