Every year, the MasterCard Foundation Scholarship gives talented students across Africa the opportunity to pursue their academic dreams. These crop of students are drawn from the indigent in the society, who are highly gifted, but whose dreams may be hampered by lack of the necessary wherewithal to see through their goals and aspirations.
The Mastercard Foundation realizes that education can serve as a tool for socio-economic change, a tool for transforming Africa’s teeming youths into leaders who will bring about the transformation the continent needs, and locally contribute to the development of their communities.
With this vision in mind, the program is providing financial, social and academic support to these scholars. The financial package includes tuition fees, accommodation, books and other resource materials. The financial package is not restricted to the aforementioned, as other perks may accrue to the intending scholars. The scope and field of studies eligible for this program vary from Institution to Institution.
Full List of Mastercard Foundation Scholarships
The Mastercard Foundation Scholarship programme has partner Universities and Institutions. The programme is categorized into Secondary Education, Undergraduate Studies and Master’s Studies.
Becoming A Mastercard Foundation Scholar
This is a program that upholds the very best in its scholars – high academic standards, leadership qualities, and the drive to make our communities better. Therefore, to become a scholar, you must be academically sound, display high leadership qualities, and demonstrate the zeal to impact the lives of everyone around you.
The entire process en route to becoming a scholar is handled by the Foundation’s partner Institutions and Non-governmental organizations. Follow through all your inquiries and application details through the Institution of your choice.
Benefits/Value of Scholarship
The MasterCard Foundation has committed $500 million to education 15,000 African Scholars for secondary, undergraduate and Masters levels, who are committed to giving back to their communities and contributing to the social development and economic growth in their countries of origin. Scholarships are available to Study in USA, Canada, Germany and other parts of the worlds. See currently available MasterCard Scholars Programs below.
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