Apply Now!! MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program for Africans 2016 Deadline: Jan-July 2016
Study in: USA & Africa
Course starts September 2016

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The vision of The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is to educate and develop academically qualified yet economically disadvantaged young people in Africa who will contribute to the transformation of the continent. This $500 million program will provide students in secondary school and university with the knowledge and leadership skills needed to contribute to economic and social progress across Africa. Host Institution(s):

The following universities/institutions were selected for their commitment to academic excellence, nurturing environments, and programs relevant to growth sectors in Africa, such as manufacturing, telecommunications, banking, and agriculture:

•  African Leadership Academy, South Africa
•  Ashesi University, Ghana
•  American University of Beirut, USA
•  Arizona State University, USA
•  Camfed , USA
•  Brac, Uganda
•  Duke University, USA
•  Earth University, Costa Rica
•  Forum for African Women Educationalists, Kenya
•  Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
•  Makerere University, Uganda
•  McGill University, Canada
•  Michigan State University, USA
•  Stanford University, USA
•  University of British Columbia, Canada
•  University of California, Berkeley, USA
•  University of Pretoria, South Africa
•  University of Toronto, Canada
•   Wellesley College, USA
•   University of Cape Town, South Africa Field(s) of study:

Approved fields of studies offered by participating Universities/Institutions.  See the MasterCard Foundation Scholarship pages of the Universities/Institutions above.

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The Scholarship Programs aims to give out $500 million worth of scholarships to 15,000 African students in 10 years.

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Citizens of Sub-Saharan Africa

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The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is designed to provide students with holistic support, including:

Comprehensive Scholarships:  Students receive financial support for fees, uniforms, books and supplies, transportation, accommodation, and stipends.

21st Century Skill Building: Students benefit from enrichment in skill areas relevant to employment success, such as critical thinking, communications, and entrepreneurship.

Transition Support: Students will receive support during their transition into secondary school, university or the workforce with mentoring, career counseling, internships, leadership development, and other life skills coaching.

Give-back Component: An integral component of the Program is the commitment from the Scholars to give back to their communities and countries of origin. Students will demonstrate this commitment through volunteerism and community service, as well as other forms of experiential learning.

Alumni Network: Graduates of the Scholars Program will be connected through an alumni network that offers information, resources, and opportunities to consult with other graduates.

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Please check the specific eligibility criteria of the host institution/university you are interested in.

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Applications must be made directly to the participating university/institution of your choice. Deadline varies but is around January-July 2016.

It is important to visit the institution’s or university’s websites (see above links) and the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Visit the Official Scholarship Website for more information.



47 Replies to “Apply Now!! MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program for Africans 2016”

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  2. Please i am a secondary school graduate and would love to know how to apply to Stanford University using this scholarship scheme with my Wassce certificate. Please!

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  23. am Sahr Abu Kamara from Sierra Leone and am a B.SC in Peace and Conflict holder and i have been looking for the opportunity to further my career and studies. i will appreciate it if am given this golden and priceless opportunity

  24. hi am koli florence lydia iam a ugandan by nationality i would love to do my diploma in accounting n finance with you pliz give me this chance God Bless u big Amen

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  26. Dear Sir / Madam
    I am considering postgraduate study at your institution and have found this course on
    I would be grateful to receive more information about the admissions and applications process for this programme, or alternatively please could you provide me with an email address to which I can direct further enquiries.
    Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

    With regards
    Yemane Kidane Mesfin

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