MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program for Africans

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program provides disadvantaged young people with the education and skills needed to succeed in the global economy
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Students selected for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program are provided opportunities to realize their full potential. Through Foundation partners, they receive holistic financial, academic, and emotional support as they transition from secondary to university education and into the workforce. Scholars will build core competencies such as critical thinking, problem solving, and working across diverse groups to ensure their success in the global economy.

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is designed to provide students with holistic support, including:
COMPREHENSIVE SCHOLARSHIPS
Students receive financial support for fees, uniforms, books and supplies, transportation, accommodation, and stipends.

21ST CENTURY SKILL BUILDING
Students benefit from enrichment in skill areas relevant to employment success, such as critical thinking, communications, and entrepreneurship.

TRANSITION SUPPORT
Students will receive support during their transition into secondary school, university or the workforce with mentoring, career counseling, internships, leadership development, and other life skills coaching.

GIVE-BACK COMPONENT
An integral component of the Program is the commitment from the Scholars to give back to their communities and countries of origin. Students will demonstrate this commitment through volunteerism and community service, as well as other forms of experiential learning.

ALUMNI NETWORK
Graduates of the Scholars Program will be connected through an alumni network that offers information, resources, and opportunities to consult with other graduates.

The Foundation has committed $500 million over 10 years to an expanding network of education institutions and non-profit organizations that believe education is a catalyst for social and economic progress. The network includes: African Leadership Academy, American University of Beirut – Faculty of Health Sciences, Arizona State University, Ashesi University, Duke University, EARTH University, Michigan State University, Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley, and Wellesley College.

These partners are educating and providing holistic support to deserving young people who are committed to giving back. Students enrolled in the Scholars Program receive comprehensive scholarships, mentoring, leadership development, and life skills support as they transition to secondary school, university or the workforce.

These partners are responsible for recruiting and selecting the Scholars that attend their schools.

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