Scholarship Name: MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
Earth University Costa Rica offers the MasterCard Foundation Scholarship program for Students from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean to study for undergraduate degrees in Agricultural sciences and Natural resources management 2013/2014
Accepted Subject Areas?
Courses offered at the university which are mainly in Agricultural sciences and Natural resources management
EARTH University, Costa Rica has a seven-year partner with the MasterCard Foundation to provide scholarships to young leaders from disadvantaged communities in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Through the partnership, the Foundation will provide 120 undergraduate scholarships amounting to $19.5 million to EARTH students for 7 years. Approximately one-third of the scholars will come from Sub-Saharan Africa and the rest from Latin America and the Caribbean.
Scholarship Offered Since: 2012
Scholarship Type: undergraduate scholarships for African, Latin America and the Caribbean
Recipients of The MasterCard Foundation scholarships meet all of EARTH’s selection criteria. As part of the partnership agreement, the university seek to award these scholarships to qualified candidates whose financial circumstances would otherwise prevent them from attending university.
Who is eligible to apply?
The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program targets talented but financially disadvantaged secondary and prospective undergraduate students from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean who are committed to giving back to their community in Africa.
How Many Scholarships are available? A total of 120 scholarships will be awarded within 7 years
What are the benefits?
Recipients will receive their full education at no cost; Full tuition and other expenses. Other benefits will include:
- Leadership development
- Comprehensive scholarships
- Support for transition to secondary school, University or the workforce
- Life skills
- Mentoring and counselling
How long will sponsorship last? Scholarship is for the full four duration of undergraduate study.
Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean
To be taken at (country): Earth University, Costa Rica
For African students: 25 May 2013
For Latin America and the Caribbean: 1 June 2013
Offered annually? Yes
How to Apply
The first step to receiving a scholarship from this program is to apply to EARTH by May 25 for students in Africa, and by June 1 date for students in Latin America and the Caribbean. EARTH does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnic origin, religion, gender or nationality in its education and admissions policy.
EARTH is currently accepting applications for the 2013 entering class.
The admissions process step-by-step:
• Transcripts from the last three years of secondary school, as well as university studies, if applicable.
• African students should also include grades from secondary school national leaving exam in your country (A-levels, WASSCE, etc.)
• Two passport sized photos.
Send admission form and documents via one of the following methods and confirm that they have been received:
1. Email: email@example.com
2. Fax: +506 2713-0211
3. Air mail:
San José, Costa Rica
Step 2: Pre-selected candidates will complete an academic aptitude exam and participate in an individual and group interview.
Step 3: Selected candidates seeking financial aid will need to submit information regarding the financial situation of their family.
Step 4: Admitted students must complete secondary school before beginning their studies at EARTH.
MasterCard Foundation, Canada
Important Notes: thanks to the support of many foundations, governments, private companies, and individuals around the globe, EARTH is able to provide financial aid to all of its students, with approximately 60 percent of students receiving full scholarships.
If you have any questions, please contact this institution at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Earth University
Since 1990, EARTH University’s innovative educational approach has been preparing young people from Latin America, the Caribbean and other regions, including Africa and Asia, to contribute to the sustainable development of their countries and construct a prosperous and just society. EARTH offers a rigorous four-year undergraduate program in agricultural sciences and natural resources management and a prestigious, international faculty, providing a world-class scientific and technological education that emphasizes values, ethical entrepreneurship and environmental and social commitment.
Visit website: http://www.earth.ac.cr/?lang=en
About the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
The vision of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars program is to educate and develop bright yet economically marginalized young people in Africa who have a demonstrated “give-back” ethos and who will contribute to the transformation of the continent. This $500 million US-Dollar program covers secondary and higher education for young men and women. It will transition promising young people from beneficiaries to benefactors, preparing them with the values, knowledge, skills, and leadership to fuel economic and social progress across Africa.