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Current MasterCard Foundation Scholarship beneficiaries shares their concept of transformational leadership. Their drive, personality and where they seek to make an impact.

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The MasterCard Foundation Scholars are young people showing academic promise and achievement. They are ready to learn and to make a difference in their communities.

Hear from Scholars about what makes a leader great.

Godwin Acquah KNUST
Godwin Aquah from Ghana: 2014 MasterCard Foundation Scholar at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Study: LLB
Ernest Che Niba KNUST
Ernest Che Niba from Cameroon: 2014 MasterCard Foundation Scholar at MasterCard Foundation Scholar at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Studying Medicine
Bezawit FAWE
Bezawit from Ethiopia: MasterCard Foundation Scholar at Forum of African Women Educationalists (FAWE)

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is a $500 million initiative through which the Foundation, with its partners, is inspiring young people – particularly from Africa – to lead change through education.

Ngoni Mugwisi Arizona State University
Ngoni Mugwisi from Zimbabwe: MasterCard Foundation Scholar at Arizona State University Studying Electrical Engineering
Betty BRAC
Betty Lunkuse from Uganda: MasterCard Foundation Scholar at BRAC
Amena Bassam American University of Beirut
Amena Bassam El Harakeh from Lebanon: MasterCard Foundation Scholar at American University of Beirut – Faculty of Health Sciences

6 USA universities, 3 Canadian Universities, 7 African Universities and 3 universities from other regions are currently participating in the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program. The next round of application will open from September.

Tamara Lottering University British Columbia
Tamara Lottering from Botswana: MasterCard Foundation Scholar at University of British Columbia Studying Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Systems.
Busi Sibeko Duke University
Busi Sibeko from South Africa: MasterCard Foundation Scholar at Duke University Studying Economics

The Scholars Program provides young people from economically disadvantaged communities who have demonstrated academic talent and leadership potential with access to quality and relevant education.

The Program will serve an estimated 15,000 young people at the secondary and university levels. It has a particular focus on Africa, which is the world’s youngest continent and is experiencing unprecedented growth. Yet, it faces the lowest secondary and university education enrollment rates.