Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program


As part of our objectives at ASEW to support emerging and established social entrepreneurs across Africa, see below an educational opportunity as published by the sponsor.

Mastercard foundation program

Original-McGill University, in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation, has been dedicated to the empowerment of academically gifted young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa through the esteemed Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program. Since its inception in 2013, the program has been flourishing across both campuses of the university, providing access to world-class education and robust support systems for selected scholars.

Over the past decade, the Scholars Program has witnessed tremendous success, enabling 120 scholars to successfully complete their undergraduate and graduate degrees at McGill University. This transformative initiative has made a lasting impact, prompting an extension of the program for another decade at McGill.

Program Overview:

    Mission: The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program aims to nurture the next generation of leaders committed to social change by providing them with educational opportunities and comprehensive support.

   Scholarship Benefits: The program covers tuition, accommodation and a stipend for living expenses, empowering scholars to focus on their academic pursuits and personal growth.

    Target Audience: It is designed for academically talented, economically disadvantaged young leaders from Africa who demonstrate a commitment to giving back to their communities.

Applying to the Scholars Program

The implementation of the Scholars Program is in collaboration with partner universities and non-governmental organizations, each managing the application process and decision-making independently.

To be considered for this opportunity, aspiring scholars must initiate their application through their chosen university, one of our partner institutions. Each partner institution has its unique set of deadlines and admission fees, so Mastercard encourage prospective applicants to thoroughly review the application guidelines or directly contact their institution of interest for detailed information.

In cases where application fees are required as part of the admissions process, these fees will be reimbursed to the student upon selection for the Scholars Program.

How to Apply:

    Visit the Program Website: Go to the official Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at McGill University website.

    Review Eligibility and Requirements: Carefully read through the eligibility criteria and ensure you meet all the requirements.

    Complete the Application: Fill out the application form, providing accurate and detailed information about your academic background, achievements, and aspirations.

    Submit Required Documents: Include all necessary documents as specified in the application instructions.

Application Deadline:

Make sure to submit your application by the specified deadline to be considered for this esteemed scholarship program. Please note that Partner institutions have their own deadlines and admission fees. We recommend that you research the application guidelines or contact the institution of your choice for more information.

Join the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program: Embrace this life-changing opportunity to receive a quality education, empower yourself, and contribute to positive change in your community. The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at McGill University is your chance to make a lasting impact. Apply now and embark on a transformative educational journey.  Apply here


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