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The Mastercard Foundation Offering 900+ Scholarships For 2018

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The ambitious MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Program has been a major boon
to high-achieving, low-income African students since its inception in 2012, helping
some 15,000 students pursue higher education globally. As the 10-year, $500
million program nears completion of its initial commitment, it has been trending
towards offering greater numbers of scholarships, with more emphasis on African
universities.

Raymond Lesiyon (EaSEP alum) who will be joining MSU’s final undergraduate cohort next month. He is shown speaking to students in his Kokwa Island village in Kenya.

The MasterCard Foundation is evaluating its program this year and while a few
original partner universities are no longer offering MCF scholarships, 20 are. More
than 925 scholarships are available for 2018, including 644 undergraduate
scholarships.

Here’s a list of participating schools and the scholarships they are offering for 2018:

North & Central America:

  • McGill University (7 undergraduate, 4 graduate)
  • University of British Columbia (11/4)
  • EARTH University (33/0)
  • Duke University (5/0)
  • Michigan State University (0/12)
  • University of California, Berkeley (0/ “ 1 cohort of graduate students”)
  • Wellesley College (4/0)

Europe:

  • Sciences Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) (5/5)
  • University of Edinburgh (36/10)

Africa:

  • African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), (0/111)
  • Ashesi University (60/0)
  • Carnegie Mellon, Rwanda (0/20)
  • Kwame Nkurumah University of Science and Technology (100/0)
  • Makere University (250/0)
  • University of Abomey-Calavi (50/0)
  • University of Gondar (30/10)
  • University of Cape Town (16/22)
  • University or Pretoria (18/67)

Middle East:

  • American University of Beruit (19/15)

Other:

  • Arizona State University (no longer offers undergraduate scholarships; graduate
    scholarships available for Ghanaians only, through selection by Kwame Nkurumah
    University)

Thanks to Faith Biyapo of the MasterCard Foundation for supplying this information.


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