MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program 2016: Students from sub-saharan African Countries to Study in Michigan State University, USA

Deadline: 4 January 2016

The Michigan State University is currently inviting applications from the undergraduate and Masters’ students of Sub-saharan African countiries for the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program 2016.

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This scholarship provides full tution scholarships to those students who are economically disadvantaged, have demonstrated academic talent and commitment to give back to their countries.

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is a $500 million global education initiative that enables young people – particularly from Africa – to lead change in their communities.

Eligibility Criteria

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  • Candidate must be first-time applicants to the Michigan State University.
  • Candidate must be a residents and citizens of Sub-Saharan African countries.
  • Applicants must have interest in and capacity to give-back, evidenced by commitment and engagement outside the classroom in the school and/or community.
  • Applicants must manifest ethical behavior and strong character essential to joining The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Network.
  • Applicants must have the ability to deal with change, uncertainty, and adversity, as well as interest in other countries and cultures, necessary to succeed as a student overseas and represent one’s home country in this role.
  • Candidate must have significant financial need and/or from lowest income bracket in country of origin.
  • Applicants must be committed to give back in ways that enhance the economic growth and social development of Africa.
  • For Undergraduate program, applicants must have strong academic performance to date in secondary school.
  • For graduate program, applicants must have completed Bachelor’s Degree in Africa and must be committed to a professional path in line with the area of study that can positively impact Africa.

Application Process

  • In order to apply for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Michigan State University, candidate must apply to MSU and arrange to have required test scores and supporting materials sent to the University.
  • Applicants must download the application form available on the website and sent it to the university.

For more information, please visit MCF Scholarship.



    Dear Executives,
    Am a young man executive secretary to Heirs of Optimist Global youth we develop and bring out the best in youth.I came across your program and am very interested to be part of .I would be extremely grateful if you could add me to scholarship scheme.
    Hope to hear from you soon

    Yours faithful
    Darffour Emmanuel

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