Hess/GNPC Scholars Program Supporting Education
In Ghana, Hess sponsors the Hess Scholars Program, an annual scholarship to benefit education and vocational studies, with an emphasis on female students. Launched in September 2012, the program includes 171 students entering senior high school, vocational institutions and nursing colleges.
Students are selected through an application process supported by the country’s District Education Department. The scholarships, which are cosponsored by the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), cover the cost of tuition, administrative fees and books. The initiative was created, as the result of a baseline needs assessment we conducted with input from stakeholder groups.