MasterCard Foundation Scholarships for young Africans to study Abroad in 2018

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The mission of The MasterCard Foundation is to advance education and financial inclusion to catalyze prosperity in developing countries. The Scholars Program is a 10-year, US $500 million initiative that will enable 15,000 academically talented students from economically disadvantaged communities (mostly in sub-Saharan Africa) to attend secondary school and/or university.

What does the scholarship cover?

The Scholars Program provides financial, social and academic support to Scholars. Financial support includes, but is not limited to, tuition fees, accommodation, books and other scholastic materials, and a return air ticket if studies are pursued at a university outside of a Scholar’s country of citizenship.

Here are the List of MasterCard Foundation Scholarships

African Institute for Mathematical Sciences

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate education, research and outreach in mathematical sciences.

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African Leadership Academy

African Leadership Academy is a pan-African institution that seeks to identify, develop, and connect promising young leaders who will shape Africa’s future.

Visit the Official Webpage of the ALA Mastercard Scholars Program

American University of Beirut – Faculty of Health Sciences

The vision of the Faculty of Health Sciences is to promote the health and well-being of populations through quality higher education.

Visit the Official Webpage of the AUB Mastercard Scholars Program

Arizona State University

Arizona State University is an institution committed to excellence, access, and impact, which pursues research that contributes to the public good.

Visit the Official Webpage of the Arizona State University Mastercard Scholars Program

Ashesi University

Ashesi University College is a private, non-profit institution with a mission to educate a new generation of ethical, entrepreneurial leaders in Africa.

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BRAC Uganda is the largest NGO in Uganda, creating opportunity for the poor with poverty solutions such as microfinance, youth education and adolescent empowerment.

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Camfed

Camfed works to break the cycle of poverty in Africa by educating and empowering girls and young women to become leaders of change.

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Carnegie Mellon University – Rwanda

With a century-long history that has hosted 19 Nobel Laureates, Carnegie Mellon University is renowned as one of the worlds leading engineering institutions.

Visit the Official Webpage of the Carnegie Mellon University Rwanda Mastercard Scholars Programme

Duke University

Duke University is a top-tier research institution helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge in service to society in North Carolina and around the world.

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EARTH University

EARTH University is an international, non-profit university in Costa Rica that emphasizes ethical entrepreneurship, and environmental and social commitment.

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Equity Group Foundation

Equity Group Foundation (EGF) is a not-for-profit implementing foundation based in Nairobi, Kenya that champions the social and economic transformation of the people of Africa.

Visit the Official Webpage of the Equity Group Foundation Mastercard Scholars Prograamme

FAWE

FAWE (Forum for African Women Educationalists) is a Pan-African NGO working to empower girls and women through education.

Visit the Official Webpage of the FAWE Mastercard Scholarship Program

KNUST

KNUST (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology) advances knowledge in science and technology for sustainable development in Africa.

Visit the Official Webpage of the KNUST Mastercard Scholarship Program

Makerere University

Makerere University is passionate about innovation. They view every community challenge as an opportunity to exercise their creativity. They build for the future.

Visit the Official Webpage of the Makerere University Mastercard Scholarship Program

McGill University

McGill is an internationally diverse, leading Canadian post-secondary institution with a mission to advance learning through teaching, scholarship and service to society.

Visit the Official Webpage of the McGill University Mastercard Scholarship Program

Michigan State University

Michigan State University is a hub for innovation and discovery where scholars create bold solutions to the world’s most challenging problems.

Visit the Official Webpage of the Michigan State University Mastercard Scholarship Program

Sciences Po

Based in Paris, France, Sciences Po is an international research university ranking among the finest institutions in the fields of humanities and social sciences.

Visit the Official Webpage of the Sciences Po Mastercard Scholarship Program

University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia is a place that inspires bold new ways of thinking, making it a leader in community service learning, sustainability, and research commercialization.

Visit the Official Webpage of the University of British Columbia Mastercard Scholarship Program

University of California Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley is renowned for the distinction of its faculty and students, and the excellence of its research and public service.

Visit the Official Webpage of the University of California Berkeley Mastercard Scholarship Program

University of Edinburgh

The mission of the University of Edinburgh is the creation, dissemination and curation of knowledge.

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University of Pretoria

The University of Pretoria vision is to be a leading research-intensive university in Africa, recognised internationally for its quality, relevance and impact, and for developing people, creating knowledge and making a difference locally and globally.

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University of Toronto

The University of Toronto is one of the most respected and influential institutions of higher education and advanced research in the world.

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Wellesley College

Since 1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in providing an excellent liberal arts education to women who will make a difference in the world.

Visit the Official Webpage of the Wellesley College Mastercard Scholars Program