The Gender and Youth Development (GYD) team, which is made up of selected Peace Corps Volunteers throughout Ghana, works with committed Ghanaian counterparts and other stakeholders to provide educational scholarships to brilliant, but needy individuals to lessen the burden of school fees for young women in senior high schools throughout Ghana. The team is looking to build on the success from last year by supporting fifty-five young girls. Academically exceptional female students with a demonstrated financial need will be identified in schools throughout Ghana in which a Peace Corps Volunteer is close by. The selected students will agree to reach set academic standards during their studies and, upon completion, share their experiences with the larger volunteer community via video or written testimonials in the monthly newsletters, sector specific reconnects, or mid service trainings. Recipients will also endeavor to use some of their time to tutor fellow classmates who may be struggling. Furthermore, grant recipients and their respective school administrators have agreed to document barriers to education for young women in their respective communities and develop solutions over the course of the academic year.