In today’s guide, we are going to teach you how to apply for the One Needy Student, One Laptop dubbed the ‘SONSOL Project’.
Today, a laptop is an important school supply for any university student. Most universities are committed to ensuring that their students are taking advantage of the state-of-the-art technology available. Laptops give students the flexibility and freedom they need to work on academic assignments anytime, anywhere.
Any kind of computer will assist you in your university years. For most, the freedom that laptops offer is a convenient luxury. No matter where you are, a laptop allows you to bring your work with you.
Although most universities recommend buying a laptop we understand that for some students, It is very difficult getting that.
In line with the Vice-Chancellor’s vision to Support One Needy Student with One Laptop dubbed ‘SONSOL Project’, there is the need to provide less privileged students with laptops to help them pursue their University Education.
Who qualifies / Eligibility
- Brilliant, but needy students
- The support is open to only Ghanaian Students, including Students from IDL, Obuasi Campus and from all Colleges
- The support is for First to Third (1st to 3rd) Year Undergraduate students only. Final Year students are not eligible
- For Newly Admitted Students, (First Year), a maximum WASSCE aggregate of 18.
- For Continuing students, a Cumulated Weighted Average (CWA) of 55.00 and above
- Students already benefitting from scholarships from Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, GNPC, Tullow, MTN Foundation, Vodafone, EPI, Edu. Fund, GET-Fund, MP Common Fund, District Assembly Support or any other Scholarship or Bursary above GHC 2,000.00 are NOT Eligible.
Requirements For The One Needy Student, One Laptop Scheme / SONSOL Project
All prospective applicants are to include the following documents in their applications:
- All applicants should provide/write Proof of Need
- Admission Letter
- Acceptance Letter
- Results Slip showing current CWA. (Signed and Stamped by the Examinations Officer). And WASSCE Certificate (first years only)
- Awards and Certificates for involvement in extra-curricular activity (if any).
How To Write Proof of Need
Writing the proof of need takes the format of any formal letter.
- Write your address at the upper right corner of the sheet with your date
- Write the address of the recipient.
- Write the Salutation, ie, Dear Selection Committee,.
- Write your Title, ie, Proof of Need
- The first paragraph should introduce yourself; your name, student number, your course/programme and talk a bit about your qualities.
- The next paragraph should talk about why the need for the laptop. Include why you think you qualify.
- End with your conclusion.
- Indicate your telephone number, it is very important.
Find below a sample picture of the forms. The forms contains two parts; Part 1 entails the biodata of the applicant and the Part 2 contains details of the guardian or parent of the applicant.
Find a copy of the forms of by following the link we have provided below.
Application Forms and other detailed information should be downloaded (Here!)
- All documents must be in a sealed envelope with the Applicant’s name, programme and phone number boldly written on it.
- Submission of documents should be done at the Students Affairs and Financial Services (Room 19) at the Dean of Students Office, J Harper Building.
- Any write-up should be typed with the font Times New Roman, size 12 and double-spaced.
- No Application will be accepted after the deadline. Only shortlisted applicants will be called for interview.
For any further enquiries, contact the Students Affairs and Financial Services Office.
Closing Date for Submission: Applicants are to submit on or before Wednesday, 10th February, 2021 at 4.30pm
Congratulations and we at Success Africa Media Group Limited wish you the best of luck.