Jim Ovia Foundation Leadership Scholarship



The Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship is a partnership between the Jim Ovia Foundation and the Africa-America Institute, to educate young Africans to lead the continent. Through our University partners, the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship will provide comprehensive scholarships to select high achieving students, from under resourced backgrounds, a full education that will provide them with the necessary skills for a dynamic and innovation-driven career.

This scholarship is made possible through the generous philanthropy of the Jim Ovia Foundation and is currently offered through Ashesi University. 


The Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship will provide the following benefits:

  • Comprehensive Scholarships:the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship will provide tuition, room and board for undergraduate study.
  • Career Support and Opportunities: Scholarship recipients will receive career counseling and support while still students and also after graduation.
  • AAI Global Alumni Network: Recipients of the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship will graduate into one of the most prestigious alumni networks. AAI Alumni include prominent leaders in many sectors around Africa and the Globe and includes two sitting Presidents. Scholarship recipients will be connected to this network for potential opportunities, mentorship and the ability to collectively continue towards developing the continent.


To be considered for the Jim Via Foundation Leaders Scholarship, students must complete the application process for Ashesi University, including submission of a General Scholarship Form, as detailed on http://www.ashesi.edu.gh/admissions/how-to-apply.html

Students must also meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a citizen of an African country, residing in Africa
  • Exhibit strong academic record and penchant for high-achievement
  • Demonstrate a Financial Need
  • Present an active record of youth leadership within his/her community


To apply, please follow this link www.ashesi.edu.gh/admissions/welcome.html