Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2024 at USIU – Africa


Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2024 at USIU – Africa

Dreaming of a world-class university education but faced with constraints? United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) might have the answer. Through its collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, they're offering golden opportunities to Africa's youth. But what's on offer, and who is eligible? Read on to uncover these exciting prospects.

The United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) is delighted to announce its collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation for the Scholars Program commencing in Fall 2024. This remarkable partnership seeks to offer academically gifted African youths, grappling with challenges such as financial constraints, gender barriers, displacement, or disabilities, a golden opportunity to pursue top-tier university education.
Program 🤝 Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at USIU-Africa
Benefits 💼 Full-cost scholarships, leadership & entrepreneurial training
Support 💻📚 Laptops, books, accommodation, meals, insurance, stipend
Eligibility Age ⏳ 29 years and below
Academic Requirement 📜 Min. grade C+ (or equivalent)
Degree Programs 📚 13 approved undergraduate programs
Leadership 👥 Proven record of leadership & community involvement
Application Deadline ⌛ November 24, 2023

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About the Scholars Program

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at USIU-Africa is committed to granting full-cost scholarships to African individuals seeking an undergraduate degree for the first time. The aspiration is to foster a community of scholars who, upon completing their studies, are not only armed with internationally acknowledged and locally pertinent qualifications but are also motivated to be agents of change within their respective communities. These scholars will be champions of meaningful continental transformation.

Key Benefits

The fortunate scholars under the Mastercard Foundation at USIU-Africa will benefit from a comprehensive support package that includes:Full coverage for tuition and functional fees
Provision of laptops, books, and vital learning materials
Suitable accommodation and meal provisions
Comprehensive medical insurance
A monthly stipend
Round-trip transport from home
Access to leadership training and entrepreneurial workshops
Essential psycho-social support, alongside career counselling and mentoring
Reasonable provisions for any disability-related needs
Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for this esteemed scholarship, applicants:Must be aged 29 or younger at the application deadline
Should meet the minimum university entry grade (C+ or its equivalent), as mandated by the Kenya Commission for University Education. For those eyeing courses within the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, a mean grade of B- or equivalent is mandatory, along with a minimum grade of C+ or B- in English, Mathematics, Biology, and Chemistry.
Must express genuine interest in one of the sanctioned 13 undergraduate programmes at USIU-Africa, spanning various schools including the School of Science and Technology, School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, School of Communication, Cinematic and Creative Arts, Chandaria School of Business, and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Should have a documented record of leadership and community engagement
Must be able to demonstrate socio-economic disadvantage
How to Apply

Applicants keen on this transformative opportunity can download the application form here or collect a physical copy at no charge from the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Office located at the School of Graduate Studies, Research and Extension, 2nd floor.

Prior to submission, candidates are urged to diligently review all guidelines and essential information. Completed applications, accompanied by the necessary supporting documents, should be submitted electronically in PDF format. Ensure that the email subject includes your name and nationality, and direct it to: [email protected]. Alternatively, drop off your application at the Scholars Program Office on the USIU-Africa campus or send it by post to:

Program Director,
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program,
United States International University – Africa,
P. O. Box 14634 – 00800,
Nairobi – Kenya
Further Information

For a deeper dive into the program and more specifics, kindly visit the MCFSP page at USIU-Africa.

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