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The MasterCard Foundation Scholars at Michigan State University are telling their stories throughout the globe. 

Introducing the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

Reeta Roy, President and CEO of The MasterCard Foundation, explains how the Scholars can lead social and economic progress in Africa.


The MasterCard Foundation Scholars at Michigan State University

In this video the Scholars express gratitude to The MasterCard Foundation for making their dreams come true.

Introducing the Partners: Michigan State University

President of Michigan State University, Lou Anna K. Simon, describes the institution's long history in Africa and how The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is a continuation of that tradition.


Introducing the Scholars: Barbara Kotei

Barbara Kotei, a Pioneer MasterCard Foundation Scholar from Ghana, shares her aspiration to heal and empower people in her community following her graduation from Michigan State University.

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Gumboot Troupe

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Gumboot Troupe perform at the MSU International Studies and Programs Award Ceremony


Limuru’s future biochemist

Raised by her grandmother in Limuru, Kenya, Jacqline Njeri joined Michigan State University in fall 2016 and is currently studying biochemistry. Prior to joining MSU, Jacqline was a Wings to Fly scholar.


MasterCard Scholar -Arthur Muneza

Now working as the East Africa Coordinator for Giraffe Conservation Foundation, Arthur Muneza credits the MasterCard Scholar program and Michigan State University with helping him to live his dreams.


Makafui Borbi | Skoll World Forum Young Leaders Story Studio | #skollwf 2016

MAKAFUI BORBI is from Ghana, and is pursuing a Master's degree in Food Science. Growing up in Ghana, she realized how much agricultural produce is wasted during bumper harvests. 

This realization spurred her to seek solutions to this problem. Currently, Makafui is pursuing the feasibility of setting up a food processing factory in her community to process and preserve fresh agricultural produce in order to minimize post-harvest waste. 

Before coming to MSU in 2014, she was a teaching and research assistant at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Together with other teaching assistants, she helped to found Dynamic Research Access Media (DRE-AM) in 2013. DreAM is a registered NGO based in Ghana with the mission of communicating science and technology, and health-related research findings to local communities.

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