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MasterCard Foundation Scholarships at School of African Microfinance 2013

Scholarship Name: MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

Brief description

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program offers Scholarships for Africans in Financial and Microfinance Institutions to study at School of African Microfinance in Kenya 2013

Accepted Subject Areas?

Financial related courses offered at School of African Microfinance

About Scholarship

For the sixth year running, the MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program in partnership with the School of African Microfinance (SAM) is offering an opportunity to outstanding individuals active in Microfinance & SME sector to attend the 9th Edition of SAM from September 2 to 13, 2013 in Mombasa, Kenya.
School of African Microfinance

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is dedicated to expanding the capacity of microfinance practitioners, with particular focus on middle management and to increase institutional leadership among women and under-represented populations.

Scholarship Offered Since: 2007

Who is qualified to apply?

Managers from MFIs, banks, SACCOs, and consultants, who seek to enhance their capabilities to make an even greater impact, and qualify for admission to the leading high performance microfinance program in Africa, are welcome to apply.

If you qualify under one or more of the following categories, you are encouraged to apply:

  1. Managers at microfinance institutions or banks.
  2. Microfinance Consultants who have in the past provided implementation support to financial institutions and are keen to increase their overall technical skills base.
  3. Individuals from the financial institutions that apply different models in their service delivery e.g. savings and credit cooperatives.

Women microfinance managers are encouraged to apply.

Number of Scholarships: Several

Value of Scholarship

The scholarships are intended to supplement other resources available to the applicants. Applicants may be awarded full or partial scholarships, depending on the assessment of the awarding committee. In their application, applicants should state how much of the course fees they or their institutions are willing to meet. The scholarship award committee will use the combined criteria of merit and need to decide how much will be awarded to those who qualify.

Duration of Scholarship:  For the duration of the program

Eligible Countries: African Countries

To be taken at (country): School of African Microfinance, Kenya

Application Deadline: 19th July 2013

Offered annually? Yes

How to Apply

All interested applicants should apply directly to the School of African Microfinance

Visit Scholarship webpage for more details

All applicants must submit

  • A current résumé
  • A completed SAM application form.
  • A completed scholarship application form (this will be sent to applicants who qualify for SAM 2013)

All applications for the scholarship must be sent electronically – [email protected] – to the School of African Microfinance no later than the deadline.

Visit Scholarship webpage for more information


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