The students are expected to pursue Bachelor’s Degrees in business administration, management information systems and computer science.
GPFA is an initiative of Noble Laureate Leymah Gbowee that is helping to equip women academically, vocationally and technologically.
Since its establishment in February 2012, the Foundation has awarded scholarships to 17 women, who are currently pursuing higher education in and out of Liberia.
The students are currently at the University of Liberia (UL), Mother Pattern College of Health Science, Cuttington University and Starz College of Management and Information Technology.
However, three of the GPFA’s scholarship students are expected to depart the country this September to enroll at the Cairo University, in Cairo Egypt.
Speaking to journalists at the foundation’s office in Congo Town yesterday, Omecee Johnson, GPFA’s communication director, said the scholarship would cover full tuition for four years.
“This scholarship will also provide free meals, accommodation and transportation. Those successful candidates are to demonstrate their desire to earn a bachelor’s degree in the various disciplines,” Johnson said.
According to him, potential candidates need to apply for the scholarship and must be a West African Examination Council’s (WAEC) certificate holders.
“Candidates applying for this scholarship must have passed the WAEC’s test for the last five years and must possess genuine certificates,” Johnson said.
In addition, the GPFA communication boss explained that , “ Candidates who passed in division 1 and 2 in this year’s exams and those who have six passes between A-1 to C-6 with three of the six passes in English, Mathematics and Science would also apply for the scholarship.”
He further said application forms for the scholarship is available at the Foundation’s office, in Congo Town.
“Successful candidates will be allowed to go through an interview, which is expected to take place between July 30 and August 2, 2012, respectively,” Johnson said.