GETFund opens scholarship portal for prospective students

The Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) has opened its applications portal for undergraduate and graduate local scholarship programmes for the 2023/2024 academic year.

“The GETFund invites eligible candidates to apply for undergraduate (Diploma, HND & Degree) programmes, as well as graduate scholarships for the 2023/2024 academic year,” the Administrator of GETFund, Dr. Richard Boadu, said.

Under the scholarships, he said, financial assistance would be provided to support deserving students pursuing Diploma, Higher National Diploma (HND), and Degree programmes to enable them to unlock their potential and embark on a path to academic success.

Dr. Boadu, who briefed the Daily Graphic in Accra, encouraged prospective applicants to seize the chance to secure their future and explore endless possibilities. 

“Whether you aspire to further your education in the arts, sciences, business, or any other field, the GETFund Scholarship can assist you in achieving your goals,” he added.

Application procedure

Dr. Boadu urged prospective applicants to visit the GETFund website: https://getfund.scholarshipsplatform.com to complete the Online Application by filling out the online application form available on the portal.

“Applicants must provide the required information and upload scanned copies of the necessary documentation for vetting and shortlisting,” he added.

Dr Boadu explained that after the submission, applications would undergo vetting processes after which shortlisted applicants would be contacted for further instructions.

He advised applicants to follow the guidelines provided on the portal for a smooth application process.

Deadline

Dr. Boadu said the application window opened on December 20, 2023, would be closed on January 31, 2024.

He said late applications would not be considered, “so be sure to submit your application before the deadline”.

Dr. Boadu also cautioned that fraudulence and misrepresentation in the course of filling out the form would result in criminal proceedings.

“Applicants are not allowed to apply for the same degree (Undergraduate, Postgraduate) twice if they have already received a scholarship,” he said, adding that providing incorrect information would lead to automatic disqualification.

Dr. Boadu directed continuing students to indicate the entire program duration and not only the remaining academic year.

“Ensure correct spelling of your names with the initial letter capitalized when signing up on the portal and upload and label necessary documents as instructed,” he added.

Automatic disqualification

Dr. Boadu further outlined factors that could lead to automatic disqualification including failure to complete the application, failure to submit a completed application, submitting multiple applications, and not meeting the stated requirements.

The rest, he said, were discrepancies between uploaded documents and information in the application form, conflicting identities in uploaded documents, selecting incorrect schools or programmes and submission of blurred documents, or failure to submit documents in the required format.

Applicants are reminded that the entire application process is free, and GETFund has no intermediaries.

Any payments made to individuals or organizations concerning this application process are at the applicant’s own risk,” the administrator said.

Source: Graphic Online

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