MasterCard Foundation Scholarships

The MasterCard Foundation Scholarships Program is a $500 million initiative to educate young African to lead change and make a positive social impact in their communities.

Scholarship Summary
Level: PostgraduateUndergraduate Institution(s): Participating schools
Location: USA, Canada, Africa Field(s): Any
Target: Africans Deadline(s): Not specified, usually July

It is targeted at young people from economically disadvantaged communities who have demonstrated academic talent and leadership potential. The program provides students with holistic support including comprehensive scholarships (financial support for fees, uniforms, books and supplies, transportation, accommodation, and stipends). It also gives scholars skills (critical thinking, communications, and entrepreneurship), and an alumni network, among other initiatives.

The scholarships are given to students who wish to study in selected fields in their chosen partner institutions. Visit the web pages of the following partner institutions for a full list of degree programs which can be sponsored under this scholarship:

USA: Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, Arizona State University, Camfed, Duke University, Michigan State University, American University of Beirut, Wellesley College,

CANADA: University of Toronto, McGill University, University of British Columbia,

AFRICA: University of Pretoria (South Africa), University of Cape Town (South Africa), African Leadership Academy (South Africa), Ashesi University (Ghana), Brac (Uganda), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana), Makerere University (Uganda).


Please check the specific eligibility criteria of the partner institution and program you are interested in

How to Apply for the MasterCard Foundation Scholarships

Applications usually must be received between January and July; however, this may vary.  To be considered for the awards, you will need to make your application to the participating university/institution of your choice. Information on how to apply can be found at the participating institution’s website. Please visit there to learn more.

The Official Website provides to access the application more detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


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4 thoughts on “MasterCard Foundation Scholarships

  • January 22, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Please I want to ask if one who is about to go a university apply for this,because I just finish my secondary school and I wish to study in Canada with a scholarship,but no financial support. I really wish to apply,if i am allowed

  • January 24, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    I applied for master card scholarship foundation for Toronto university, Canada. son what should I do next?


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