The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is open to residents and citizens of sub-Saharan African countries. Students who are already enrolled in degree programs in Africa or elsewhere are not eligible for the program.
The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at MSU targets students living in sub-Saharan Africa who are economically disadvantaged (ranking in the lower 40 percent in their origin country based on family economic background and income).
Applicants must live on the continent; the only exception is for applicants who are studying outside Africa on a full scholarship and who qualify on the basis of economic disadvantage. To apply, students must be either:
Doctoral students, transfer students, and students with dual citizenship in the U.S. and a sub-Saharan nation are not eligible to apply.
Scholars pursuing online degree programs are not eligible for the scholarship.
Students who are accepted to the program demonstrate the following qualities:
To apply for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, visit the Applications page.