Research Advocacy Channel (RAC) is a non – governmental organization which is into Research and Advocacy. They are giving opportunities to the youth (students) to further their education in reputable universities, both locally and internationally and achieve higher academic excellence through a program tagged RAC AWARD.
RAC AWARD is a reading program that is meant to appreciate readers of a newspaper called Research Newspaper. The objective of RAC AWARD is igniting the culture of reading among the youth in Africa.
Through the reading of the Research Newspaper, they hope to educate the youth about current research findings in the country, educate and inform the youth about global and local challenges and enhance their coping capacity, adaptation strategies and prepare them for future prospects.
By participating in their reading program, they also wish to prepare the youth for future leadership positions both locally and internationally, educate them on cutting-edge technologies and how to use them for their personal development.
RAC basically hopes to raise great entrepreneurs and astute businessmen through critical thinking and analysis as a result of increased knowledge from reading the Research Newspaper editions.
Nominations are open for entry into the RAC AWARD and scholarship program. The good news here is, you do not need to have a specific GPA or academic requirement. This is because the RAC awards scheme is a Read and Win contest with the aim of promoting the culture of reading among the youth.
You can qualify for the scholarship and the award or prize, based on your score after the quiz.
Know what else makes this better? It’s free. No entry level fees.
- All students and the youth in Ghana are eligible.
- Other Africans can also participate and the events will be held in their countries.
- The scholarship packages are for those who have gained admission into an academic institution or are yet to apply for admission.
- Tertiary (University and Polytechnic) students are eligible to apply.
- Those reading certificate courses and other diploma programs can equally apply. Scholarship packages, however, do not include doctorate programs.
So, first of all, submit a one-page motivation letter which should have your bio-data including your NAME, AGE, PROGRAM OF STUDY, LEVEL, DATE of BIRTH and TELEPHONE NUMBER to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After, you need to prepare for the end of year quiz by subscribing to the monthly research newspaper. Note that the quiz will be based on this research newspaper which will be delivered to you in either hardcopy or softcopy, monthly. You will need to read it until November – December, where you will take the quiz at the British Council Conference Centre, Accra or the Ghana Academy of Arts and Science. RAC AWARD program centre in other African countries will be communicated to applicants in their respective countries.
All participants will write a short objective test and those with the highest score range automatically qualifies for the scholarship and award package.
Participants with the average score range will go for the quiz program. This will be lively televised and the winners will be awarded scholarship and other award packages.
Participants below the average score ranges fall within this category and will be awarded other prizes.
So it’s a win-win situation. All you have to do is, read and take the quiz.