Gold Fields Foundation Awards Scholarships Worth GHS1.1m to 163 Tertiary Students
Gold Fields Foundation Scholarship and Bursary programmes, graduate as best female student of her class
Gold field Ghana has given out over GHS 1millon worth of scholarships to 163 students in the communities of Gold Fields Ghana, Tarkwa Mine and Abosso GoldFields Limited and Damang Mine to be able to study in their preferred institutions without worrying.
The beneficiaries are to further their education at four tertiary institutions; namely: University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), University of Ghana, University of Cape Coast (UCC) as well as the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. The GHS 1.1millon is to cover their tuition for the 2023/2024 academic year.
Since the inception of the scholarship programme, the foundation has invested over US$3.5million in fees, covering tuition, hostel accommodation, examination and other approved charges.
In their annual awards program, the Foundation Scholarship and Bursary programmes, applauded a female beneficiary of the program who graduate as best female student of her class.
The student who was identified as a resident of the Damang Area, and she was part of the 2023 cohorts of graduates from the University Of Mines and Technology.
According to the Western Regional Director of Gold Fields Ghana, she graduated with a Cumulative Weighted Average (CWA) of 85.75 in Mineral Resource Engineering, making her the best female graduating student of her class.
The Regional Director, Mr Robert Siaw made this revelation during the Gold Fields’ annual scholarship and bursary awards programme which is intended to support academically excellent but needy students across the company’s host communities.
The event drew the attendance of reputable guests like the Pro Vice Chancellor of the Takoradi Technical University; Prof. Anthony Simons, Dean of Students of the Takoradi Technical University; Dr. Eric Bruce Amartey Jr. and Directors of Education for Tarkaw-Nsuayemu, Wassa-East and Prestea Municipalities.
As part of recalling the achievements of the scholarship programmes over the past decade, Mr. Robert Siaw hinted that the Gold Fields Foundation Scholarship Programme has benefitted 2,611 youths in various academic disciplines.
He also added that, 120 scholarship beneficiaries out of the 2,611 youths graduated from various universities this year.
Prof. Chairman, there are very remarkable stories from the programme per our tracking of these beneficiaries.
Mr. Siaw stated while giving the commencement speech at the event.
He continued further saying;
Permit to share with you. This year, a beneficiary from the Amoanda community from the Damang Area, was adjudged best female graduating student – mineral resource engineering with a GPA of 85.75. Which received cheers from the audience.
The Gold Fields Ghana Foundation which was established in 2004 is a philanthropic subsidiary of Gold Fields Ghana and has invested over US$90.8m in developmental projects and programmes in host communities of Tarkwa and Damang mines in the Western Region of Ghana.