Arcelor Mittal Liberia has awarded 17 scholarships to Liberian students to pursue various degree programs at universities in Ghana and Kenya.
According to the Country Manager of Arcelor Mittal Liberia, Ronnie Addy, the entity has established an advanced academic scholarship program (AASP) in the amount of the US$200,000 per annum to provide opportunities for Liberian students to pursue graduate degree programs at universities in Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Australia and China in 2014.
Addy made the statement Tuesday during the presentation of certificates of acceptance for the Cycle III award ceremony of the Arcelor Mittal advanced academic studies scholarship program to the students held at the Ministry of Education in Monrovia.
He indicated that since institution of the scholarship program by the company, this is the first time undergraduate scholarships have been offered to 15 males and two females to pursue studies in science and procurement from bachelor to doctorate degree levels.
He disclosed that the company has committed US$50,000 to the Departments of Mining and Geology at the University of Liberia for capacity building as well as technical assistance to students in good academic standing majoring in mining, engineering and geology.
Addy emphasized that the company recognizes the need to educate Liberians to enable them assume control of this huge revenue earning industry and assured the company’s commitment to developing creative ways to improve the lives of Liberian youths for tomorrow through education.