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The Scholars

Every year, The MasterCard Foundation Scholars program welcomes new undergraduates and graduates from sub-Saharan Africa to Michigan State University's campus. These Scholars have demonstrated academic talent and have a personal commitment to give back to their countries.

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Timothy Ikime

Cohort: 2013
Country: Kenya
Level of Study: Graduate
Major: Zoology
College: College of Natural Science
Biography: Timothy of Kenya graduated in 2015 with a Master's in Zoology. He intends to safeguard the diverse wildlife resources in his country, which are currently under threat due to poaching, biodiversity loss, and habitat destruction. He wishes to ensure that these resources are conserved for the current and future generations. Having completed his undergraduate studies in wildlife management and seeing many of the flora and fauna species become more threatened day to day, Ikime is looking forward to working with other academicians and leaders to ensure that the threats are minimized, if not eradicated. He plans to pursue a Ph.D. in related fields and possibly teach in the area of natural resource management at a university. His life goals are to help the needy in society receive education, encourage young scholars to pursue careers in flora and fauna conservation, and generally fight illiteracy in Kenya.
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