- Stephen Senyo Tettegah has received a Chevening Scholarship to study for his Master's degree in International Education and Development at the University of Sussex
- The feat comes after several rejections to tons of scholarship applications he processed to different schools
- In a Facebook post, he disclosed that he shared his story to encourage people who are on the verge of giving up
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After several rejections, Stephen Senyo Tettegah has finally received a Chevening Scholarship to study for his Master's degree in International Education and Development at the University of Sussex.
Tettegah is among the top 1% of Ghanaian applicants and the top 2% of over 64,000 global applicants selected for the prestigious Chevening Scholarship.
In a Facebook post, he shared that he faced multiple rejections after applying to different schools for a scholarship to pursue his postgraduate degree.
Applying to 30 schools
Tettegah processed tons of scholarship applications to 30 different schools. He shared his experience to motivate people who are on the verge of giving up, he said.
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''If you are on the verge of giving up on any goal, I'm writing this to encourage you to keep trying even if you've failed multiple times ... In 2019, I applied for a masters scholarship for the fourth time, the Chevening Scholarship. I was 'longlisted', but my joy was cut short by a 'thank you' email weeks after. I then applied for a MasterCard Scholarship at UBC with Ing Felix and Abraham, progressed to the final stage, and then a sad email came in: the programme was no longer available due to staffing issues. These rejections spurred me to make eight other applications,'' he said.
After several rejections, he was finally selected to pursue his Master's in International Education and Development at the University of Sussex.
''I am thrilled to be selected among the top 1% of Ghanaian applicants and top 2% of over 64,000 global applications for the prestigious #CheveningScholarship,'' he said.
''... After about 30 school and scholarship applications, I'm excited to finally start studying International Education and Development at the University of Sussex, the world's best university for development studies. ( QS World University Rankings).''
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Meet the First Ghanaian President of Graduate Students at Ohio University
In another academic success story, a student from Ghana, Elikem Joseph Kofi Ziorklui, has been elected as the President of the Graduate Students Senate (GSS) at Ohio University in the United States of America.
Ziorklui makes history as the first Ghanaian to occupy such a position since the inception of the prestigious university, according to a Facebook post by former British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Deputy Editor, Ben Dotsei Malor.
As President of the Graduate Students Senate, he will advance the interests, concerns, and needs of more than 5,000 Masters and PhD students.
Visually Impaired man Shares Sad Story
In other news, a man living with visual impairment, Richard Aboagye, has disclosed that he invested a whopping GHc86,000 into the defunct gold dealership and investment firm, Menzgold Ghana.
Aboagye complained of being in dire straits since September 2018 when the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) directed the firm to suspend its mineral trading operations.
Speaking to YEN News' Philip Abutiate, Aboagye revealed his wife also invested a huge amount into the collapsed investment company.