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(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.


Rose Mnzava (Tanzania) at Kenyatta National Hospital where she is gaining additional skills in Rehabilitation Counseling.

Published: Monday, 13 Jul 2015
Author: Laura Beth Wise
Department: Office of the Dean

Between May – August 2015, 29 Scholars from The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Michigan State University (MSU) will undertake research and internships throughout 13 different countries covering all regions of sub-Saharan Africa. The breadth of responsibilities and contributions is vast as Scholars join corporations, organizations, and programs that contribute directly to solving today’s key problems in areas such as Global Health, Environment and Energy, Access to

Published: Tuesday, 02 Jun 2015
Author: Rachel Warner
Department: Office of the Dean

Michigan State University graduate student and MasterCard Foundation Scholar Arthur Muneza, studying wildlife ecology in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, is one of two recipients of the American Society of Mammalogists (ASM) African Graduate Student Research Fund.


The 2015 MasterCard graduates celebrate after the ceremony.

Published: Thursday, 28 May 2015
Author: Danielle Fowler
Department: Office of the Dean

This year, Michigan State University celebrated the graduation of eight MasterCard Foundation Scholars—the second cohort from MSU’s partnership with The MasterCard Foundation. The Scholars, all of whom received their master’s degrees, represent Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Equipped with their Spartan education and a passion for giving back, these new leaders are poised to make meaningful change in Africa.


The MasterCard scholars shared stories, lessons, and had a great time at the Give-Back Event.

Published: Thursday, 16 Apr 2015
Author: Danielle Fowler
Department: Office of the Dean

On Saturday, January 17, the freshman and sophomore MasterCard Foundation Scholars met to share their Fall 2014 service learning experiences at the Give-Back event. The excitement was palpable as they caught up with each other, shared their service learning experiences, and explored their ideas for the future of Africa and the world.


MasterCard Foundation Scholars at MSU head back to Africa for summer internships

Published: Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

East Lansing, MI -- Many Michigan State University students will spend the summer as interns. After all it is a chance to get out of the classroom to soak up real world work experience and gain those skills that will help land a job upon graduation.


MSU receives $45 million from The MasterCard Foundation to support 185 scholars from Africa over the next 9 years.

Published: Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012
Author: Stephanie Motschenbacher
Department: Office of the Dean

With 50-plus years of engagement in Africa, Michigan State University will partner with The MasterCard Foundation on its $500 million education initiative,

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