KNUST: After 5 Scholarship Rejections, Lady Graduates As Best Student: “God Makes The Way”

KNUST: After 5 Scholarship Rejections, Lady Graduates As Best Student: “God Makes The Way”

  • When Favour Peters completed her senior high school education, she applied for five scholarships to receive a university education
  • Despite the rejections from all, she enrolled at KNUST, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree with first-class honours
  • After sharing her journey, challenges, and achievements on LinkedIn, people populated the comment area to praise her

After rejections from five different scholarship establishments, Favour Peters finally made history as her programme's best student from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Peters won the College of Health Sciences Excellence Award for the Overall Best Innovative Student in the School of Public Health.

Photos of Favour Peters.
After 5 scholarship rejections, lady graduates as her programme's best student from KNUST. Photo credit: Favour Peters (LinkedIn).
Source: UGC

The journey to the milestone witnessed financial constraints, but she braved the odds.

"After completing my senior high school education, I applied for five different scholarships and was rejected by all of them. I had to stay back one year to work menial jobs at 16 to help my parents raise enough money to cover my tuition and accommodation fees," she recalled.

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When Peters entered KNUST at 17 as a first-generation student without a scholarship, she did not let that stop her from reaching her goals.

"I had set for myself and making the most of my four-year journey. My parents encouraged me to be relentless and never lose hope.''

During her second year, she was selected for the Empowering Africa Inc. 100% Tuition Scholarship and subsequently, her accommodation was covered by the Director of Student Affairs office.

"I was also selected for HE John A Kufuor Scholars Programme and the Young African Leadership Initiative, West Africa RLC! In my Senior Year. I have a bachelor's degree in Disability and Rehabilitation Studies from KNUST with first class honours,'' she said.

Peters has received praise from online users for graduating at the top of her 2022 class.

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Read her post here.

See how people lavished Peters with praises

Reactions trailed the LinkedIn post of Peters. compiled some of the comments here.

Dickson Kojo Anane said:

Star girl. Congratulations .

Favour Peters replied:

Thanks, Kojo.

Success Peters commented:

The sky is the starting point ✨.

Salma Adam Musah said:

Such a powerful story. Congratulations Favour

Rixon O. Campbell posted:

Amazing! Well deserved. You worked extremely hard. I am super proud of you. Keep soaring to the top hashtag#PhD.

Favour Peters replied:

And that is what I'm going to do and more! .

Theophilus Dumenyo gushed:

The pictures are gorgeous!

Philip Doku Obidie posted:

Congratulations, Scholar , a life worth emulating .

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