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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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Jacqline Njeri

Cohort: 2016
Country: Kenya
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
College: College of Natural Science
Biography: Jacqline Njeri is an undergraduate student majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Before she came to MSU, Jacqline Interned at Equity Bank, one of the leading Banks in Kenya. Through the bank's mentoring program, she was able to mentor young high school students especially girls who are from financially disadvantaged families. Jacqline volunteered as a chaperone during the annual Wings to Fly Education and Leadership congress and also volunteered as a mentor during the Equity Leadership Program Induction. Through these and many other programs, Jacqline has been able to inspire young girls to take up leadership positions and has helped them develop and sharpen their leadership skills. Accessibility and affordability of quality health care services to the people in the rural communities is what Jacqline strives for. By forging partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies and distributing agencies, the people in the most interior parts of Kenya and eventually in Africa will be able to access medication and even medical consultancy at very affordable rates. She also hopes to reduce the high mortality rate through formulation of more effective drugs and vaccines as a Biochemist. As she strives to work hard towards her goals she continues to mentor young students in leadership and academia.
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