Believing firmly that “the best investment one can make is in education, particularly in youth education”, the Ghanaian-Canadian Association of British Columbia proudly announces its Third AnnualYyouth Scholarship Competition. Started I 2009, the GCABC-YSC is open to Ghanaian-Canadian post-secondary students in B.C. and Ghanaian secondary school students in Ghana. A total of nine students (6 in B.C. and 3 in Ghana) have benefitted so far from the GCABC Youth Scholarship Awards which range from $500 to $1,000 per student.

Committed to stirring the hunger for education in our youth, the GCABC encourages all our post-secondary students in B.C. to apply and compete for the award. The current winners are Ms Lois Addo, a second-year student at UBC, and Miss Honesty Afi Ahieku of Anlo Secondary School in Ghana.


  • Age: 17 – 30
  • Ghanaian descent (i.e. at least one parent must be of Ghanaian heritage)
  • Undergraduate in any field of study in an approved higher education institution (community college, polytechnic, university, etc in Canada)


1) A minimum of 6 months voluntary community service, prior to the application/receipt of the award

2) Three reference letters and all required essays to be sent electronically to Dr. Kwawu Agbemenu (agbemenu@shaw.ca)

3) Enrollment Letter or Letter of Admission from an approved higher education institution

4) A 150-word essay explaining financial need or reason for competing

5) A 300-word essay on the topic As a Youth and Student, the Role I Can Play to Make the GCABC a Better Community Organization

  • Winners will be asked to sign an undertaking of commitment to work with the youth of the GCABC

    Midnight, January 31, 2012

            copyright (c) 2008, Ghana Canada Association. All right reserved.