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With a $40k scholarship donation, a Ghanaian Harvard student drew America’s attention.

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After donating a $40,000 scholarship from her high school to her less fortunate classmates, a Ghanaian student at Harvard University has gotten America talking.

Verda Annan, who received a full scholarship to Havard University, gave the $40,000 scholarship to her friends who were planning to attend community colleges.

Taking the podium, she expressed her gratitude for the honor bestowed on her, but she felt the scholarship should go to someone who most needed it.

“I am quite grateful for this, but I am also aware that I am not the one who is most in need.” And knowing that my mother went to Community College and how beneficial it was.

“I would be very thankful if the administration would consider awarding this amazing scholarship to someone attending community college since I know it is such an honor, but I also know I am not the most deserving,” she added.

She revealed to Steve Harvey on his ‘Steve on Watch’ show that her activities were informed by ideals she learned from her family, friends, and communities both in Ghana and overseas.

“My Assistant Principal gave a lecture that reminded me a lot of the ideas and values that my mother, siblings, and community in Ghana instilled in me, as well as the concepts and values that I live by here in America.”

“And we talk about integrity and doing the right thing and kindness and all these things that are so right, and I was sitting there, and I knew it was the right thing to do because I had the opportunity to make a difference in someone else’s life to help someone else, and there was just no excuse at that point.”

Verda Annan aspires to be a health expert in the future, to assist improve Ghana’s and the world’s severe health-care situation.

Sponsors of the Steve on Watch show presented her with a 2021 KIA Santa Fe.

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