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2017 graduate cohort at the Civic Center in lower Manhattan

Published: Wednesday, 29 Mar 2017
Author: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
Department: Office of the Dean

During the spring break, The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program took a trip to New York City with second year graduate students. Scholars gained exposure to the city and culture and received practical leadership training. They visited various historical sites and popular political and cultural landmarks like the American Museum of Natural History, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, and the Acting to Succeed Academy.


MasterCard Scholars meet with officials at USAID headquarters in Washington DC

Published: Wednesday, 29 Mar 2017
Author: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
Department: Office of the Dean

First year graduate scholars travel to Washington DC to meet with high-level organizations such as the World Bank, Africare, and USAID during spring break.


MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon (front, middle right) visits the DRC Delegation at MAU

Published: Tuesday, 28 Feb 2017
Author: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
Department: Office of the Dean

Eight Michigan State University MasterCard Foundation Scholars participated in the 15th annual International Model African Union Conference at Howard University in Washington, D.C, representing the distinguished countries of South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The MAU team from MSU won four prestigious awards that commended their leadership and outstanding performance during the conference.


Professor Murari Suvedi (left) and his graduate advisee, Scholar Daniel Muhwezi (right)

Published: Friday, 24 Feb 2017
Author: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
Department: Office of the Dean

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Michigan State University hosted a mentor's appreciation event on February 23, 2017. During this event, the program team recognized faculty & staff mentors and launched the Hall of FAME – Faculty, Advisors, Mentors, and Educators.


MSU President Lou Anna K Simon with MasterCard Foundation Scholar Talitha Pam at the 2017 Excellence in Diversity Awards Ceremony

Published: Monday, 13 Feb 2017
Author: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
Department: Office of the Dean

Two of Michigan State University's MasterCard Foundation Scholars won The Office for International Students and Scholars' (OISS) annual International Essay Contest. The essay contest began in 2004 with the goal of building "greater cross-cultural understanding and [learning] from the experiences of international students" whose time living outside of their own culture has led to powerful insights and inspiring stories.


Assistant Dean, Chinwe Effiong (front left), with The MasterCard Foundation Scholars and Staff

Published: Monday, 30 Jan 2017
Author: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
Department: Office of the Dean

Community engagement helps scholars network with people and organizations outside of the university and, as kinesiology major, Eustace Akagha stated, "The experiences are a great introduction to the life of service that is being expected from us Scholars." The Scholars recently gathered to reflect on their service learning experiences throughout the year.


Luyando Katenda, freshman MasterCard Foundation Scholar from James Madison College.

Published: Tuesday, 20 Dec 2016
Author: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
Department: Office of the Dean

Read the interview with freshman MasterCard Foundation Scholar, Luyando Katenda, who has been featured in "Real Leaders" magazine among 100 Visionary Leaders Leading Us Toward a Better World.


The 2016 Global Partners Convening of The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

Published: Friday, 11 Nov 2016
Author: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
Department: Office of the Dean

MasterCard Foundation Scholars and staff support the 2016 Global Convening of institutional program partners.


Scholars volunteer at Hunter Park GardenHouse and Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project

Published: Thursday, 20 Oct 2016
Author: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
Department: Office of the Dean

MasterCard Foundation Scholars give back to their community through different volunteer service projects throughout the month of October.


The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program Website

Published: Monday, 03 Oct 2016
Author: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
Department: Office of the Dean

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program launches new and improved website.

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