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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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Samuel Batali

Cohort: 2016
Country: South Sudan
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Major: Computer Science
College: College of Engineering
Biography: Samuel is an undergraduate student majoring in computer science and engineering. He believes in the influenced of technology in solving world problems such as unemployment and poverty. Samuel has been actively serving the community through volunteering in non-profit organizations that helps underprivileged kids access education, tutoring students, and advocating for peaceful co-existence and unity in his country, which is experiencing political turmoils, through educating young people ways of promoting peace and tribal understanding. He also has working experience in business management and customer services.
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