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The MasterCard Foundation Graduate Scholars Program

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February 01, 2020

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  • Scholarship Description
  • The program is open to residents and citizens of Sub-Saharan African countries. Students must be first-time applicants to MSU. Transfer students are not eligible for the program:

    -Prior completion of a Bachelors Degree from an African University with academic achievements suggesting continued academic success as a graduate student
    -Strong commitment to a professional path in line with an area of study that can positively impact Africa
    -An interest in and capacity for give-back, evidenced by commitment and engagement on campus, in professional pursuits and/or community
    -Manifest ethical behavior and strong character essential to joining The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Network
    -Ability to deal with change, uncertainty, and adversity, as well as interest in other countries and cultures, necessary to succeed as a student overseas and represent one's home country
    -Significant financial need and/or from lowest income bracket in country of origin
    Commitment to return to Africa and give back in ways that enhance the economic growth and social development of Africa

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • 427 N. Shaw Lane
  • Room 207
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • mcfs@msu.edu
  • 517-884-2129

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