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10.4.2011

NAPE Foundation Names Eight Additional Lane Powell/Lee Nusich Scholarship Recipients

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The Naa Amerley Palm Education (“NAPE”) Foundation recently awarded eight additional Lane Powell/Lee Nusich Scholarships to students who plan to attend institutions of higher learning in Ghana. Including the eight recent recipients, a total of 41 scholarships have been awarded since the scholarship foundation started in January 2009.  The Scholarship was named for Lee C. Nusich, Counsel to the Firm in Lane Powell’s Portland office and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of NAPE, as a tribute to both his and Lane Powell’s support, which were instrumental in obtaining funding for the Scholarships.

Nusich states, “This could not have been done without Lane Powell’s continuing strong support for NAPE Foundation in numerous ways, including providing NAPE Foundation with an office and administrative support over the past several years.”

Lane Powell President Lewis M. Horowitz adds, “Lane Powell believes in the power of education and is proud to support NAPE in its mission to provide higher educational opportunities to Ghanaians.”

In awarding these scholarships, NAPE Foundation considers the student’s financial need as well as academic performance, demonstrated leadership abilities, community service and commitment to contribute to the community and society at large subsequent to their graduation.

The eight 2011 Lane Powell/Lee Nusich Scholarship recipients and their course of study are:  Maame Abena Owusu Achew, business administration and computer science; Priscilla Esinam Yaw, business administration; Marc-Anthony Manu, computer science; Derrick Darkwah, business administration and computer science; Naa Lois Akoto-Lamptey, management information systems; Samuel Obeng, computer science; Agnes Asare Konadu, human development and psychology; Adams Azameti, computer science.

The Lane Powell/Lee Nusich Scholarship Fund will help students in Ghana attend Ghanaian Universities by providing monetary assistance with tuition, textbooks, and residential facility user fees.  The scholarship is specifically for students considering business or science courses at the Senior Secondary School level and business administration and computer science at the university level.

The NAPE Foundation is a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing an increase in educational opportunities to Ghanaians with scholarships to attend Ghanaian Universities and to, within the next several years, establish a private liberal arts university in Ghana.