The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation Scholarship, which is also known as the GNPC Scholarship, is one of the numerous scholarships available to Ghanaian students studying in public institutions, in the country. And as the name implies, this scholarship is sponsored by the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation.
Every year the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation selects a good number of Ghanaian students, to sponsor their education. And there’s actually no limit to how much you can get when under this scholarship. However, before you can be given money for anything, you need to have a valid reason for requesting the money. And reasons why you can request for money, are limited to Tuition, Living Expenses, Book Allowance and Dissertation/Project Allowance.
However, while I stated that you have to be studying in a Ghanaian public school, to even be considered, there are times when students studying abroad are sponsored. For instance, the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation Scholarship placed 200 medical students on GNPC Scholarships, which allowed them to study in Cuba.
The GNPC Scholarship selects as much as 900 students every year. And it’s possible this number would be higher this year. In short, if you feel you could use some help, you should consider applying for the scholarship.
GNPC Scholarship Eligibility
Just as we have hinted above, not just anyone would be granted GNPC Scholarships. To have to chance of being granted a GNPC Scholarship, you, of course, have to be a student who has been offered admission to study at a high institution. In other words, you have to be an undergraduate or a person trying to obtain a Master’s Degree. Ph.D. students can also apply for this scholarship. In short, once you’re a Ghanaian citizen and you’re studying at a higher institution, you automatically become one of those who can be considered for a scholarship.
However, while citizenship and a degree program at a Ghanaian higher institution are the basic requirements for the GNPC Scholarship, you should note that priority is given to some people. And these people include:
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics [STEM] Students
For students who happen to be studying a course that is related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, you have higher chances of being offered GNPC Scholarships. In other words, if you fall into this category of people, we’d strongly recommend that you apply, as you have great chances of being offered scholarships.
- Students of Special Needs Education and B. Ed Programs
- First-Year Students
Students who happen to be in their first year, are also among people who are given special consideration. A lot of Ghanaian students often drop out of school during their first year, due to financial reasons, and it seems the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation would like to do something about this.
- Physically-challenged students
The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation also happens to give special consideration to physically-challenged people. Physically-challenged people in the country, do not often obtain higher degrees. But with the help of this scholarship, finance should be little or no reason not to obtain a higher degree, for people who are physically challenged.
GNPC Scholarship Requirements
So let’s assume you find yourself to be eligible, and you would like to try your luck, the next thing for us to discuss, are the requirements.
The requirements for anyone who wishes to apply for the GNPC Scholarship would depend on what kind of degree you are pursuing. The requirements for people pursuing undergraduate degrees are different from those of people pursuing post-graduate degrees. And the following are the requirements for those pursuing undergraduate degrees:
- Admission letter;
- WASSCE results;
- Birth certificate;
- Passport picture.
As for post-graduate students, the following are your requirements:
- Admission letter;
- Publication [if any];
- Passport picture;
- Recommendation letters [academic and occupational];
GNPC Scholarship Application
After you must have gotten everything need to apply for a GNPC Scholarship, the next thing to do is to apply for the scholarship. And this section of this article would be discussing just that.
The application process for a GNPC Scholarship is often the same, for most years. In other words, while the application for the 2022/2023 edition is yet to commence, we can discuss that of the previous year.
Talking about the previous application, the application was an online application. This application involved visiting an online portal, where you would have to provide information about yourself. The process would involve you providing pieces of information like eMail and phone number. In other words, if you have no email address, you should consider opening an eMail account.
You should also be aware of the fact that errors are not tolerated when providing your information. In other words, always cross-check your inputs, just in case you make some mistakes.
Here’s the link to the portal used for the previous edition: gnpcfoundation.org. You should, however, note that there’s no guarantee that the same portal would also be used for the upcoming edition. In other words, you still have to look out for information, as regards how the next edition would be. And one of the best places to find such information would be the news board of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation.
As for people who wonder if the application for the GNPC Scholarship 2022/2023 has commenced, the simple answer to this question is no. Application for the next edition is yet to commence, as of the time of writing this content [April 24, 2022]. However, the application for the next edition should commence sometime between August 2022 and September 2022. In other words, you should frequently check the news board, between August and September.
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wen will the portal be closed pls. I have applied to a tertiary institute but the admission is yet to be out.
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