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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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Bevertone Anyong'a

Cohort: 2016
Country: Kenya
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Major: James Madison College
College: James Madison College
Biography: Bevertone is an undergraduate scholar pursuing a double major in Comparative Cultures and Politics and International Relations with a minor in Muslim studies. He values the concepts of education and setting a foundation for the accessibility of sustainable socioeconomic and environmental change for the youth. As a result, he has been involved in various community and service projects in his country. His ambitions include the hope to enrich the quality of life, promote patriotism, welfare and strengthen unity amongst our local and global community thus building on the basis of humanity and compassion. To dissolve the counterproductive walls of isolation within our society; the more cooperation within a society, the greater the advancement of that society as a whole and the individual through development in all aspects: Access to information and technology, cultural awareness and integration, an end to inequality, and overall wellbeing of all citizens. Today, to be a citizen of the world is to be open-minded and empathetic toward all cultures, nations, and beliefs, a concept that is now almost a standard and is highly beneficial to the human mind.
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