Ashesi scholarships provide a life-changing education to high performing students who do not have access to the funds they need to attend college. For the 2021-2022 academic year, tuition, room and board cost roughly 15,000 USD.


Scholarship Profile Stories

There are so many promising students in Africa whose future impact can be multiplied by the opportunity for a high-quality education. Each person we support in this way makes a difference. Below are three examples of current scholarship recipients, along with progress reports from them on life at Ashesi.


    Lorraine Makuyana ’22                                                       Issahaku Walaman-i ’22                                                                  Edith Boakye ’23


Gifts to the general scholarship fund are pooled together and sent to the university where the Admissions Team has full discretion on how the scholarships are awarded.  General scholarship funds are focused on:

  • Bridge scholarships:  partial tuition scholarships of $1,500-$3,000 USD per year which help families bridge the gap between what they can afford and the cost of education.
  • Emergency scholarships:  partial to full tuition scholarships for students whose families’ financial circumstances change during the year.
  • Student Experiences:  Funds available for travel and participation costs of internships, conferences, or other opportunities.

For students with extreme financial need, Ashesi works with donors and partners to secure 4-year commitments to fund the complete costs of a student’s education, including tuition, room, board, fees, a laptop and administrative costs.  A complete scholarship of $60,000 ($15,000/year) can be named by the donor and can be constructed for students in underserved categories.  Please contact the foundation to learn more.

Another way to help students access an Ashesi education is to create a scholarship endowment.  You can learn more about Ashesi’s endowment opportunities here.


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In order to support the growth of Ashesi’s fundraising capacity, 5% of all donor-restricted gifts are used to support

administrative and fundraising expenses at Ashesi University Foundation.