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The Mastercard Foundation Undergraduate Scholars Program

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January 04, 2019

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  • Scholarship Description
  • The MasterCard Foundation has partnered with Michigan State University to provide full-tuition scholarships to undergraduate students from Sub-Saharan Africa. Students who have demonstrated academic talent, are economically disadvantaged and have a personal commitment to give back to their countries are invited to apply for these scholarships.

    Through financial, academic, social and post-graduation support, the scholars program will ensure that young people are equipped with the skills and competencies needed to spur economic growth and social development in their respective countries of origin.

    Eligibility:
    -Strong academic performance to date in secondary school suggesting continued academic success as an undergraduate student
    -An interest in and capacity for give-back, evidenced by commitment and engagement outside the classroom in the school 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 in this role
    -Significant financial need and/or from lowest income bracket in country of origin
    -Commitment to 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
  • tel: 517-884-2129
  • fax: 817-433-7254

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12/8/2017 7:22:00 AM

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