Our Kuulpeeps are getting accolades…
In its quest to promote female education, especially, in the field of Physics, the K.C Whittaker Endowment Fund is offering scholarships to 15 female Physics students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
The scholarship scheme was instituted to motivate the students to strive for academic excellence.
Trustees of Mrs. Rose Whittaker’s estate established the Endowment Fund in 1997, and have since 1998 granted scholarships to a female undergraduate for each of the four levels every year.
It was later extended to MPHIL students, based on their academic performance. Since 1998, the fund has granted scholarships to over 135 students.
The trust currently offers scholarships to fifteen (15) female Physics and Meteorology students annually.
The foundation is hoping to increase the number of beneficiaries in the years ahead to bridge gap between male and females in the area of study.
A trustee of the scholarship, Solomon Quanzy says the fund will continue to provide assistance to students.
The foundation presented a cheque of GHS 30,000.00 to the students and also donated cheque of GHS 10,000.00 for renovation works of the conference room of the Physics department.
Provost of KNUST College of Science, Prof. Ibok Oduro says helping more women rise in science boosts their confidence to pursue a career in science.
“If we really want women to climb up in science then a research support fund should be created for them. It is very expensive and that alone discourages these women,” she said.