Four students have received the first IUGB Foundation Scholarship grants to attend the International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB). Each scholarship is worth $5000. The winners are Aishah Alatishe; Kenanile Olivia Marie-France Bigba; Adrien Agniman-Aman Emmanuel Cedric Agui Eboi; and Agnaman Kouassi Henry Franck Amoikon.
This year’s scholarship winners are indicative of the diversity of talents and interests of IUGB students. Eboi, for example, has indicated an interest in actuarial science, Bigba aspires to a career as a clinical psychologist and Alatishe plans to study computer science.
All the students are motivated by the desire to give back to their country. Eboi says “I always care about poor people… I hope to help these people any way I can.” Bigba wants to tackle the “lack of tolerance in society.” She hopes to teach children how to be tolerant and accept others so that feeling will stay with them as adults.
According to Foundation Executive Director John F. Hicks, “We are very proud to award these scholarships to an outstanding group of students, who have the potential to make a real difference in business and in the lives of people in West Africa. These students were selected to receive these distinguished scholarship awards through a highly competitive process. Our recently launched Invest for Success Scholarship Campaign (https://iugbfoundation.org/invest-for-success/) will allow us to help even more students in West Africa fulfill their dreams of a college education.”