The scholarship was named for Lane Powell and Lee C. Nusich, counsel to the firm in the Portland office and chairman of the board of the NAPE Foundation, as a tribute to both Nusich’s and Lane Powell’s support, which has been instrumental in obtaining funding for the scholarships.
Nusich states, “Awarding these 48 scholarships would not have been possible without Lane Powell’s continued 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.”
The two Lane Powell/Lee Nusich Scholarship recipients and their course of study are: Owusu Isaac Adjei, science and technology; and Bernice Agyapong, medicine and health.
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. In awarding these scholarships, NAPE Foundation considers the student's financial need, as well as his or her academic performance, demonstrated leadership abilities, community service and commitment to contribute to the community and society at large subsequent to graduation. The scholarship was designed to benefit students studying in all academic fields at the university level with a special focus on mathematics, engineering, health science, computer science, information technology, accounting and business administration. 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.