Threads by Dreads Foundation & Community Outreach
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Mrs. Fedelia Adokailey Mensah Scholarship Award
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide a one-time award (up to one-thousand Ghana Cedis / approx. two hundred and fifty US Dollars in school aid) for the sole benefit of the awarded recipient. Funds will be issued directly to the awarding candidate's school. The scholarship covers: tuition fees, costs for excursions, meal plans, school supplies/materials and other program-related costs for the benefit of the student. Students in STEM programs are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications must be turned in no later than December 31 of the current year. Winners will be notified and awarded by May of the following year. Please see application forms near the bottom of the page to download and apply.
This scholarship was created as a dedication to the memory of Mrs. Fedelia Adokailey Mensah, who is the late mother of Christiana ‘Nana’ Afotey. This award will serve as a conduit in cultivating and carrying on her mother's legacy, aide in community re-investment and contribute to building a brighter future for children all over Ghana. Our Threads by Dreads Foundation is offering scholarships for high school and college students in Ghana. In the past, we offered scholarships to high school students only. Starting January 15, 2018, applications go live and will be available for high school and college students to apply.
Biography of the late Mrs. Fedelia Adokailey Mensah
Fedelia Adokailey Mensah was born on January 21,1946, Dodowa, Ghana. Fedelia is the daughter of Emmanuel Isaac Bortey Nii-Akai and Christiana Fofo Kwei. She was raised in Dodowa a suburb of Accra and sacrificed going to school for some years to care for her younger brothers and sisters during her adolescent years. Mrs. Mensah graduated from Bantama Senior High School 1965 and had a passion for gardening all throughout her life. She was a good student and a great athlete who excelled in school, and won several prizes and trophies in both local and regional competitions.
She married her long time sweetheart, Seth Mensah Afotey on March 26, 1977 in Tema Community One Presbyterian Church, after their traditional wedding in 1969. Fedelia and Seth raised four wonderful children; Sarah, Sam, Henry and Christiana. Fedelia and Seth would have celebrated forty-six years of marriage on March 26, 2015. Fedelia was a very industrious woman. She attended Essex County College from 1985 - 1986.
In 1992 Fedelia was certified by the State of New Jersey to be a home health aid assistant. She worked in the Accounting division for Macy’s for several years before working for the United States Postal Service as a Clerk Representative. From there she would go on to be a successful award-winning sales representative and business owner for more than thirty years. Fedelia was a devoted God-fearing Christian woman and attended First Presbyterian Church of Gallatin, Tennessee. In late 2011, Fedelia was diagnosed with breast cancer. Mrs. Mensah retired from her sales business to focus more on her health and family. Her brave and enduring fight with cancer quickly altered when the disease began to spread. Mrs. Fedelia A. Mensah, age 69, died on Friday, March 13, 2015, at a local hospital in Nashville Tennessee. She is survived by her husband, four children, five grandchildren, four brothers, five sisters, several cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives and family friends. Her uncompromising love, warm heart, beautiful smile, caring attitude, and selflessness will be cherished and missed forever.