University of California Berkley Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program 2017/2018

Description: The University of California, Berkeley has partnered with The MasterCard Foundation in a collaborative, global network of education institutions and non-profit organizations that believe education is a catalyst for social and economic advancement. The future of Africa will be shaped by its young people, including those talented, yet economically disadvantaged students who face significant barriers to accessing quality education.

Value of Scholarship Award                                

The program is designed to provide holistic support including:

  • Comprehensive scholarships (school fees, living expenses, books, stipends, transportation)
  • Mentoring and counselling including emotional and academic support.
  • Service and experiential learning
  • Transition support into higher education or the workforce in Africa
  • Alumni network of next-generation leaders committed to service

Eligibility Status

The eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • You must be a citizen of a sub-saharan African country
  • Posses a demonstrated academic  excellence
  • You should be from an economically disadvantaged background

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Application Deadline: November 30 2016

 

MasterCard Scholarships for African Students at Pretoria, 2017 – Click Here!

The MasterCard Foundation offers a full scholarship to students who have applied for and been admitted to one of the following undergraduate study programmes at the University of Pretoria.

Eligible Field of Study: 

Faculty of Engineering

  • BEng (Industrial Engineering)
  • BEng (Chemical Engineering)
  • BEng (Civil Engineering)
  • BEng (Electrical Engineering)
  • BEng (Electronic Engineering)
  • BEng (Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering)
  • BEng (Mining Engineering)
  • BEng (Computer Engineering)

Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences

  • BCom (Accounting Science)
  • BCom (Financial Science)
  • BCom (Economics)
  • BCom (Informatics)
  • BCom (Agribusiness Management)

Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences 

  • BScAgric (Food Science and Technology)
  • BScAgric (Agricultural Economics/Agribusiness Management)
  • BScAgric (Animal Science)
  • BScAgric (Plant Pathology)
  • BScAgric (Applied Plant and Soil Sciences)

Postgraduate Study Programmes

Master’s degree applicants in the above-mentioned fields may also apply.

Honour’s candidates will be considered if they are prepared to commit to continuing to a Master’s degree.

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) targets academically qualified, yet economically disadvantaged young people in South Africa, SADC and the rest of Africa, who will contribute to the transformation of the continent. Community service is a necessary component of the Program with all students giving back to disadvantaged communities.

Type: Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught

Eligibility:

  • Candidates should be citizens from Sub-Saharan African country.
  • Applicants should come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and demonstrate financial neediness.
  • Candidates should demonstrate leadership potential and ought to be involved in a giving back project eg. in a community, at school, church etc
  • Academic excellence is paramount and students have to maintain a high academic average at all times.
  • Candidates need to be first time applicants as first year students in the degree programme

Selection Criteria:  The identified scholars need to demonstrate a commitment to making a difference in their communities, having faced significant barriers to accessing and completing quality tertiary education. The Program provides a comprehensive scholarship, mentoring and counseling, academic support and access to work readiness skills.

Number of Awardees: Several

Value of Scholarship: The Program will cover the following:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Accommodation in a UP residence
  • Meals
  • Books and printed material
  • A modest monthly stipend
  • Medical aid (Ingwe only)
  • Travel costs (one return trip for the duration of the study period)
  • Cost of one visa application for the duration of the study period.

Duration of Scholarship: Period of degree

How to Apply: Students who are interested in studies at the University of Pretoria and wish to apply for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program must follow the application process in the webpage.