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Makafui Borbi, 2nd year Master's Scholar in Food Science

Published: Monday, 22 Feb 2016
Author: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
Department: Office of the Dean

Makafui Borbi, a 2nd Year Food Science Master's Scholar from Ghana, has been selected by The MasterCard Foundation to attend the Young Leaders Initiative at the Skoll World Forum.


Entrepreneur Yves Iradukunda with MasterCard Foundation Scholars from Rwanda

Published: Friday, 22 Jan 2016
Author: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
Department: Office of the Dean

Iradukunda entitled his presentation Entrepreneurial Ventures and Career Opportunities in Africa: Discussion with a Returned Scholar. Along with all of The MasterCard Foundation Scholars, the event was open to the public.


The MCFScholars Volunteer at the Greater Lansing Food Bank on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day.

Published: Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016
Author: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
Department: Office of the Dean

MCFScholars gave their time to the community in honor of a Day of Service for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service to community is a major part of The MCF Scholars Program.



Published: Tuesday, 08 Dec 2015
Author: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
Department: Office of the Dean

On Saturday, December 5, The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program held a reflection event during which Scholars eloquently and professionally shared their experiences in serving the community on The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Day of Service.


Hafsa Abass is an undergraduate MasterCard Foundation Scholar in Accounting.

Published: Monday, 23 Nov 2015
Author: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
Department: Office of the Dean

Hafsa Abass, a freshman Account major, won third place in the International Essay Contest for her essay entitled Living My Dream. Learn more and read her winning essay.

Published: Thursday, 19 Nov 2015
Author: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
Department: Office of the Dean

MCF Scholars were selected to attend the Governor Jim Blanchard Public Service forum where former President Bill Clinton received Michigan State University's Spartan Statesmanship Award for Distinguished Public Service.


Makafui Borbi returns to her former school in Ghana to inspire young Africans through her journey as a MasterCard Foundation Scholar.

Published: Tuesday, 10 Nov 2015
Author: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
Department: Office of the Dean

Between May and August of 2015, 29 MasterCard Foundation (MCF) Scholars from 20 different majors engaged in research and internships in 15 countries on the continent of Africa. On October 23, the MCF undergraduate Scholars presented on their internships for their MCF colleagues and Michigan State University (MSU) campus partners at the annual Reflection Event.



Published: Monday, 09 Nov 2015
Author: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
Department: Office of the Dean

On November 7th, The MasterCard Foundation Scholars offered their time to the MasterCard Foundation Scholar Day of Service, which happened to coincide with Michigan State University's Spartan Day of Service.


(From L-R) Dr. Robert Glew, Asst. Dean for The MCFSP, MCFScholar Hepsiba Chepngeno, Alumna Thelma Namonje, MSU Prof. Thom Jayne (Dept. of Agriculture, Food, & Resource Economics).

Published: Wednesday, 04 Nov 2015
Author: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
Department: Office of the Dean

MSU is well represented at the Young Africa Works Summit in South Africa! Pictured is Dr. Robert Glew (Asst. Dean of MSU International Studies and Programs), Sophomore Hepsiba Chepngeno (Agribusiness major from Kenya), our Alumna Thelma Namonje (Class of 2014, Master's in Agriculture, Food, and Resource Economics from Zambia) with her former Advisor Dr. Thom Jayne from the Department of Agriculture, Food, and Resource Economics.


Amal Matovu and Rellika Kisyula at The MasterCard Foundation Scholars' 2015 Service Learning Reflection Event

Published: Monday, 10 Aug 2015
Author: The MasterCard Foundation Scholars
Department: Office of the Dean

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars share the impact felt personally and by the community through meaningful service learning projects.

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