Kenyan students are been invited to hurry and apply for the MASTERCARD FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP FOR KENYAN STUDENTS 2018, only students that are eligible for this program will be given consideration.
ABOUT MASTERCARD FOUNDATION:
Mastercard Foundation is a global foundation established by Mastercard in 2006. Since its creation, the Foundation has partnered with a number of worldwide Non-governmental organizations and core partners aiming to ameliorate financial life, primarily in the Global South. Its objective is to use a $2 billion endowment on Microfinance programs. With these programs, the Foundation’s goal is to make global economics more accessible to people around the world. These programs also strive to give youth around the world new educational experiences and access to financial services and programs.
The Mastercard Foundation’s Scholar Program is a globally recognized program that helps youth gain access to new educationalopportunitiesthus furthering social and economic progress among disadvantaged communities. The Scholars Program is aimed at disadvantaged, but academically inclined individuals, interested in expanding their education.
Partners in the program include, but are not limited to; Queens University, the University of Gondar,McGill University, the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia.
With the University of Gondar and Queens University, the Foundation has a 10 year partnership in which they have invested $24.2 million in to provide advanced education opportunities to youth with disabilities in Ethiopia and Africa. For the University of Gondar this will mean 290 undergraduate degrees, and 160 master’s degrees. Queens University will provide 44 PhD opportunities to faculty members of the University of Gondar. These programs are multifaceted, allowing for a wide range of diversity in education.
McGill University will facilitate education for approximately 90 students from Africa. Two thirds of these students are participating in undergraduate degree programs – around half of which will be from the French speaking countries within Africa – and the remaining third will be those completing their master’s degree programs.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS MASTERCARD FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP:
EDUCATION & LEARNING PROGRAM:
Millions of young people in Africa lack access to a quality education. Only 20 percent of young people move from primary to secondary school and only 5 percent transition to university. Research shows that education is an effective path out of poverty, particularly for women.
Mastercard foundation defines education as learning that takes place both within and outside of the formal school system. Our partnerships focus on providing quality, accessible secondary and tertiary education, as well as skills development for those living in poverty
With chronic unemployment and underemployment on the continent, we believe it is important to focus on appropriate education that addresses foundational skills, such as literacy and numeracy, as well as market-relevant skills that young people need to transition to employment, such as digital literacy and financial management.
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program provides access to secondary and higher education for young people who are committed to giving back to their communities.
This Mastercard foundation program is implemented through our partner universities and NGOs that serve young people from vulnerable backgrounds. The application process and decision-making is managed by each partner in the Program. Students are considered for the Program must be academically strong and have demonstrated a commitment to making a difference in the lives of others.