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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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Tsion Gebissa

Cohort: 2015
Country: Ethiopia
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Major: Biochemistry
College: College of Natural Science
Biography: Tsion is an undergraduate studying chemical engineering. She worked in an Autism Centre in Addis Ababa, and also volunteered at a non-profit organization helping the elderly in her community. She plans to go back to Ethiopia and work in the chemical engineering industry. Her goal is to create opportunities for less privileged African students from Sub-Saharan Africa to give them access to proper education.
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